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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Oasis Butterfly Garden Steward

Help care for and maintain the butterfly garden at Oasis Visitor Center. Volunteers and staff meet each week to provide native butterfly habitat. Come out and explore beautiful areas while assisting in invasive plant removal, pruning and planting.

Date & Time
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Meeting Location
Oasis Visitor Center

Individuals & Families
Drop-in individuals are welcome. Registration is not required for participation. Complete the volunteer application and bring with you. Our office is closed Friday and Saturday, so if you need more information, please contact us in advance.

Groups
Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Age, Skills, What to Bring
Volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Parent and/or legal guardian must accompany minors.

  • Bring your volunteer waiver (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
  • Please wear clothes that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, layers for changing weather, and rain gear, if necessary. Also, bring a personal water bottle, sunscreen, and lunch.
  • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided.
 
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Volunteers hard at work improving the Oasis Visitor Center butterfly garden.

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.