The Friends of Biscayne Bay Inc., the citizen support organization of Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, meets periodically to discuss current issues and events related to Biscayne Bay and raises funds to support the management programs of the aquatic preserves. In addition to Friends of Biscayne Bay, there are two major categories of volunteers at the BBAP - student interns and general volunteers.
Student interns attend one of the local colleges or universities and receive credit for the hours they volunteer through their classes or institutions for "service learning." Internship projects usually include education and outreach or resource management components and are assigned according to the student's skill level and amount of hours to be completed. Students interview before placement and are mentored throughout their tenure.
General volunteers attend organized events, such as coastal cleanups and habitat restoration projects, as either individuals or as members of groups such as school and community clubs. All volunteers are asked to complete individual State of Florida Volunteer Applications or to register as a member of a group in order to be covered by workers' compensation and liability insurance.
If you are interested in volunteering or interning with Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, please contact Sarah Gumbleton at 305-795-3485 or Biscayne.Bay@dep.state.fl.us.
May 14, 2019 - 12:07pm
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