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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. More »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »

Drop-In Volunteer Opportunities

Got some time to kill? Looking for a way to contribute your time? Going to be in the neighborhood? We need your help! Come out and lend a hand, while enjoying the scenery of Big Cypress National Preserve. Your contribution is vital to the health of the Preserve and our community.

We offer a range of volunteer opportunities throughout Big Cypress. Many options do not require training or a lengthy time commitment and we welcome folks "dropping-in" to lend a hand. It's a great way to meet others, as well as a fun and rewarding way to spend the day.


For more information, contact us at (239) 695-1229.

 

CURRENT DROP-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Project Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Oasis Butterfly Garden Steward 1-3:00pm 1-3:00pm
Welcome Center Groundskeeping

9-4:00pm
(any time)

9-4:00pm
(any time)

 
volunteers at work
Volunteers removing Brazilian pepper.

Did You Know?

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The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?