Volunteering in Central Florida with the FWC

August 2011

This month I have had many opportunities the “give back” by
volunteering on some of the lands I love to visit. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission has put together a wonderful network for the public
to have the opportunity to not only learn more about what is in their “back
yard” but to also do good for those lands. You do not have to be young or strong or an expert of any kind to volunteer. This month I have planted wire grass and pine trees, prepped land for a prescribed burn and even counted butterflies!

We made planting fun!

Children are encouraged to attend with their parents (I promise they will sleep well after a day in the forest to!). Some of the work can be tough, you just need to take a moment and review what the volunteer activity requites prior to signing up.

Some of the work is tough - but the rewards will stay with you for a lifetime!

Volunteer leaders are very appreciative of the help and are always generous in answering questions about the project. I have gotten to meet many local biologist, interns and students that are all just wanting do to their part to give back and share their knowledge to help protect these lands and animals.

For more information on volunteering opportunities in
Central Florida please visit: http://fwc.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp

Upcoming event for volunteers: 

“Leaf” Your Imprint
Brooksville.  Join us for an orientation
journey in becoming a conservation steward with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC). Bring a friend and learn about opportunities to
give back to the environment with the Chinsegut Conservation Corps and
Brooksville Ridge Brigade.  Refreshments and
free gift for all attendees!

September 29, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Register here

For more photos from our recent activities please check out:

Don’t forget to visit our website at www.notaclueadventures.com and
reserve your adventure for this fall or spring!

About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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