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The Wetlands Park is supported by a volunteer group called the Friends of the Wetlands

Visit the Friends of the Wetlands Web Page at orlandowetlands.org 

PURPOSE

  • Provide a meaningful, pleasant and safe park experience for guests.
  • Be an attendant, greeter, ambassador, naturalist and interpreter.
  • Have a special interest and enthusiasm of the park and for promoting the park and its historical, scientific and natural qualities.
  • Enjoy talking to and interpreting all facets of interest for the park visitor.
  • Able to drive, hike or walk, spot interests and interpret the guided experience.
  • As a friend you will be helping to protect one of Florida’s finest constructed and natural resources.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to volunteer
  • Fill out and have approved a volunteer application form.  For an Application Form and additional information, contact the Orlando Wetlands Park at 407.568.1706.

SERVICES TO PROVIDE

  • Become a Friend of the Wetlands Park, help promote and protect our natural resources!
  • Assist the City of Orlando staff with operations, programs and public service.
  • Saturday services: Education Building open, sell items, opportunity for public tram tours, greet and answer questions at entrance.
  • Ideally if possible, two people per Saturday to provide complete services to the education center, entrance complex, tram tours and related.
  • Periodic care of the entrance area, education center and butterfly, garden.
  • Photograph and document seasonal flora and fauna.
  • Plan, design and develop a specialty display/program/publication for public use.
  • Give special tours and programs for pre-registered groups.

To become a member of the Friends of the Wetlands, you need to apply with an Application and contact the Park.  As a Friend of the Wetlands you will have access to the Park for behind the scene events, special trips, meetings, and training opportunities.

Contact the Park at:

Orlando Wetlands Park
25155 Wheeler Road
Christmas, Florida 32709
Phone: 407.568.1706
Fax: 407.568.1725

Email:  orlandowetlandspark@cityoforlando.net

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