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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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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Big Cypress National Preserve is big. REALLY BIG. With a total land area of 1,139 square miles, the state of Rhode Island can easily fit within its boundaries.