​​​​​Register to Volunteer

Register as a Lee County Parks & Recreation volunteer to join Conservation 20/20 staff on workdays at preserves throughout Lee County.

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​ ​Volunteer Staff Policy ​   

Questions? Contact Lee County Parks & Recreation Volunteer Services Coordinator Kathy Cahill at 239-432-2159 or email, or visit the Parks and Recreation Volunteer Services page​.


Upcoming Volunteer Workdays

Below is a list of upcoming workdays. Simply call or e-mail the contact person to sign up.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Workday assistance

Conservation 20/20 staff plan regular workdays at preserves to work on a variety of land management projects. Volunteers are invited to join staff for these workdays to provide assistance.

Quarterly site inspections

All Conservation 20/20 preserves are visited quarterly by staff. Volunteers can help to accompany staff on these inspections by recording wildlife sightings and assisting with small projects while onsite.



Boundary and Trail Maintenance 

For those who like quiet walks in the woods, volunteers are needed to walk the various trails and fence lines, checking for any problems and either fixing them or reporting them to staff.

Trash Cleanup

Unfortunately, trash is a constant problem on our preserves.  Volunteers can either go out as individuals or groups and pick up trash while enjoying a beautiful day in the woods. To the left is a picture of the Native Plant Society on trash pick-up day.

Recording Wildlife

Lee County Bird Patrol visits several sites each month to record birds that use the preserves. The data they collect helps staff make decisions on restoration and public access. There are also opportunities to record other types of wildlife, such as frog call monitoring.

Guided Nature Walks

Do you enjoy sharing nature with others?  Several preserves have trails and regularly scheduled guided walks.

Data Entry

Do you want to help out but prefer to avoid the heat and bugs?  Staff has lots of opportunities for computer work, some of which could be done from the comfort of your home!

Miscellaneous Projects

Work with the Lee County Volunteer Coordinator to share your talents for a special project.  Pine Island artist Babs Green used her talents to create the artwork for this sign at the trailhead at Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve.

Special Group Projects

Clubs, church groups, classes, etc… work with Land Stewardship staff for a community service project at one of your local preserves. Below is a picture of the J. Collins English Elementary planting day at Powell Creek Preserve.

 

Exotic Plant Control

Most of the conservation lands acquired have some level of invasive exotic plants to remove. Volunteers can either go out as individuals or groups, with our trained and certified staff, to work on controlling these exotic plants. Clink the link below to access information about our impressive, large-scale volunteer workday with this international banking firm.