Wekiva Wild & Scenic River Volunteer Opportunities
River Recon – Do you frequent sections of the Wekiva Wild & Scenic River? You can help by monitoring any changes in those areas you observe on a regular basis. Take pictures from the same location every time you visit! Be sure to record your location (latitude and longitude if possible), time and date. You can submit these pictures with this information to RiverAmbassador@friendsofwekva.org or simply post them to Facebook or Instagram and tag @WekivaWildandScenic
Education and Events – Represent the Wekiva River System at events and festivals! Share your knowledge of the river with attendees or learn more about the river yourself. You can run a microscope, demonstrate hydrology with the enviroscape, run the question wheel or help with tent set up and take down.
Bird Surveys – Help survey the Wekiva River Basin bird populations. Join in on the annual Christmas Bird Count in December of each year.
Drain Labeling Program – Are you located in an Orange County neighborhood in the Wekiva Basin? Contact us to label the storm drains in your area! These drain labels help to remind our community that storm drains have #nofilter and drain directly into our rivers! We will provide you all of the supplies you need to glue the labels onto the storm drains.
General Opportunities – Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities and functions such as computer work, graphics, curriculum and assembly of packages for distribution. The most common volunteer needs are website management, social media engagement, office cleaning, maintenance/ repairs of equipment (boats, buildings, etc.), filing, and organizing.
If you do not see what interests you in this section, please contact us for additional projects and information.
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Speakers – Does your group or organization need a speaker for an activity on the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System? Please contact us to see how we can assist.