Totally dependent on shallow wetlands for their supply of fish, wood storks are as affected by habitat loss as the Florida panther.
Volunteering on the Refuge Volunteers are needed to help refuge staff with a variety of work projects. From routine office work, to maintenance work around the field office, to exotic plant control, there are jobs for all skill levels. For more information, contact the Refuge.
The Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of the Refuge and Florida panthers, utilizes volunteers to help as tour guides on the trails, assist with various refuge projects, and as advocates for panther protection through programs such as “Panthers and Pavement,” an educational outreach program to bring awareness to drivers to be careful when driving in panther territory.
The “Florida Panther Posse” is a partnership between the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Gulf Coast University’s “Wings of Hope” program. The Panther Posse educates students (fourth, fifth and sixth graders in five southwest Florida counties), teachers, and the community about the endangered Florida panther. For more information, please contact the Refuge.