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Volunteer for Nature
This Earth Month, we’ve organized volunteer events around the state to help you connect with nature and give something back. Find an event in your area.

Check back often for updated listings of events, field trips, and volunteer opportunities. And if you haven’t already, be sure to “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on Florida Chapter happenings and share your involvement with friends. If you have questions or want to get involved directly with one of our preserves or an ongoing program, please check out the Volunteer page for contact details.


Ongoing Special Events


  • Nature Rocks Tour

    Blowing Rocks Preserve
    December 08, 2013 - June 29, 2014

    Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Join intern Emily Cochran for a 40-minute tour of Blowing Rocks Preserve. Get an overview of the preserve’s features, from its unique rock formation and protected sea turtle nesting beach, to its Hawley Education Center, mangrove shorelin... Learn more


  • Blowing Rocks Porch Talks

    Blowing Rocks Preserve
    Lagoon boardwalk talk: 1st, and 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.
    - meet on front deck at Hawley Education Center

    Beach crossover talk: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.
    - meet at kiosk by beachside parking lot

    December 07, 2013 - June 29, 2014

    Lagoon boardwalk talk: 1st, and 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. - meet on front deck at Hawley Education Center 20 minute discussion about tidal swamps and frequently seen crabs, protecting the native shoreline, and the Indian River Lagoon- the most diverse estua... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Connect with Nature: Charlotte Harbor Coastal Awareness Day

    Laishley Park Municipal Marina
    120 Laishley Ct.
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950

    April 26, 2014

    Charlotte Harbor Coastal Awareness Day Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 am – 3 pm Laishley Park Municipal Marina 120 Laishley Ct. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 No RSVP Necessary Contact Rocio Johnson at Rocio_johnson@tnc.org or (305) 432-2440 The Nature Conservancy in F... Learn more


  • Connect with Nature: John J. Pescatello Torchwood Hammock Preserve Invasive Species Removal and Beach Clean Up Workday

    John J. Pescatello Torchwood Hammock Preserve
    Corner of Pirates Road and Jolly Roger Drive
    Little Torch Key, FL 33042

    April 12, 2014

    RSVP by April 11, 2014 Contact Shirley Gun at sgun@tnc.org or (305) 872-7071. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive Australian pines from the John J. Pescatello Torchwood Hammock Preserve. We will be cutting down approximately (15) 20-foot trees. Removal of... Learn more


  • Connect with Nature: Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

    Meet at The Nature Conservancy in Florida's offices at 625 N Adams St, Tallahassee to shuttle to Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines located in Bristol, FL

    April 19, 2014

    Please mark your calendars for this special opportunity to connect with nature this Earth Day 2014. You are invited to: Tour of The Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and RavinesPicnic at the top of Alum Bluff (one of the most scenic vistas in all of Florida)Hel... Learn more


  • You Can Help Protect Charlotte Harbor's Coast

    Charlotte Harbor

    Come learn more about oyster reef restoration and help make oyster mats at our Coastal Awareness Day on April 26! The Nature Conservancy is collaborating with Florida DEP- Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves and the City of Punta Gorda to launch an oyster reef restora... Learn more


  • Connect with Nature: Disney Wilderness Preserve Restoration Planting Workday

    The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    2700 Scrub Jay Trail
    Kissimmee, FL 34759

    April 22, 2014

    RSVP by April 21, 2014 Contact Petra Royston at proyston@tnc.org or 407-935-0002, ext. 102 The Nature Conservancy invites volunteers to help us plant native shrub species in one of our restoration areas. These shrubs provide food and shelter for the wildlife and will... Learn more


  • Invasives Reconnaissance Team

    The Disney Wilderness Preserve

    We’re recruiting volunteers to become a part of a special Invasives Reconnaissance Team who will work with Debi Stone during the winter months. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, will be to seek out and locate the enemy invasive plants which constant... Learn more


  • Ongoing volunteer opportunities

    Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter, FL
    ongoing dates

    Nursery and Restoration Schedule is flexible Care for plants in native nursery and on restoration sites. Invasive Plant Removal First Saturday of each month 9 a.m. - noon Help remove invasive, non-native plants from Blowing Rocks Preserve. ... Learn more


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