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Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve

County: Lee
Categories Computer/Technology
Historical & Cultural Sites

Responsible for the protection, conservation, and management of coastal and aquatic ecosystems through environmental education, scientific research, environmental monitoring, and partnerships. Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve consists of approximately 10,500 acres of submerged state lands.

Job Description:

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Participate in wading bird nest monitoring program, record data and survey seagrass beds, conduct monofilament cleanup and trash removal on nesting islands, assist with one of our three water quality monitoring programs. EDUCATION - Assist in developing education and outreach materials for public access points (trail guides, interpretive materials, guided tours). Computer/Web Design - Design web site for Estero Bay Buddies, a citizen support organization or enter survey data for monitoring programs. HISTORICAL RECORDS PRESERVATION - Volunteer needed to assist in archiving of historical records. A collection of Lee County historical documents is in the process of being restored and archived, with the eventual goal to make it available on-line. Current needs are for a volunteer to scan original documents into a historical database. Knowledge of PastPerfect museum software preferred. This would be a good project for a history or library science major.

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime
Primary Contact: Stephanie Erickson
700-1 Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone: (239) 530-1001
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: Y
Benefits Offered:

Insurance of Department of Environmental Protection

Additional Information:

Opportunity to network with environmental professionals, gain experience in conservation and natural resource management and contribute to protection of Estero Bay.

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