Florida State Parks Foundation Recognizes Volunteer Contributions

The recognitions include volunteers in Sarasota-Manatee.

By Staff April 7, 2022

April is National Volunteer Month, and the Florida State Parks Foundation has recognized the work of 31 volunteers for exceptional service during State Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The award-winners are part of the corps of 4,432 people from all over the country and world whose total volunteer hours equaled 454 full-time employees during that same year. The recognitions were awarded for varying volunteer accomplishments, including 30 years of service, extraordinary youth volunteer service, more than 10,000 lifetime hours served, and park improvement efforts.

The award recipients contributed services to the following parks: Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Camp Helen State Park, Three Rivers State Park, Fort Clinch State Park, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Rainbow Springs State Park, Talbot Islands State Park, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, Silver Springs State Park, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Highlands Hammock State Park, Lake Manatee State Park, Myakka River State Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Bahia Honda State Park, Curry Hammock State Park, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.

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