Voluntourism: Boots on the Ground for Conservation

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Voluntourism: Boots on the Ground for Conservation

Protecting Florida’s special places, restoring the Everglades, stewarding coastal habitats, and responding to climate change through an army of people.

 

Audubon has been called the “doers” – people with boots on the ground sharing knowledge and passion and teaching others to appreciate and protect Florida’s water, land and wildlife. Statewide, Audubon is a powerful constituency for conservation.

Audubon Florida’s volunteer force is made up of board and chapter leaders, Audubon e-advocates, citizen science and habitat stewards, and center docents and educators. It totals 35,000 people including 44 chapters, more than 1,000 field and center volunteers, and close to 20,000 online advocates. Many more people are aligned with regional projects through chapters and partner organizations.


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Our goal for the next five years is to add to our ranks 1000 new donors at the $1000 level to help us grow and support the Audubon volunteer force – the center and sanctuary volunteers, citizen scientists, habitat stewards, online advocates and chapter leaders. To do that requires additional statewide capacity including leadership and policy support, volunteer staff coordination, training resources, expanded communication and social media capabilities, and of course ways to recognize these committed volunteers and our dedicated staff.

 

Boots on Ground

Don’t miss the 2013 Audubon Assembly – Boots on the Ground
October 25-26 in Palm Harbor, Florida.

The 2013 Audubon Assembly is a celebration of the people who put their “boots on the ground” for conservation. Get inspired and get involved in citizen science, habitat stewardship, and grassroots advocacy. Florida’s signature conservation event brings together representatives of Audubon’s 35,000 members and 44 chapters with conservation leaders, scientists, educators and policy makers. Through nature-inspired walking workshops, inspiring speakers and thought-provoking learning sessions, Audubon plans to join together people of all ages and backgrounds in our common interest of protecting Florida’s remarkable natural resources.

Locals and travelers are welcome to learn how to protect and preserve special places in Florida by visiting Audubon Florida

 

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