Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
Backcountry Maintenance Assistant
Job Title: Backcountry Maintenance Assistant
Location: Backcountry locations throughout the park
Project Duration: Ongoing
Hours Per Week: Flexible, Sun-Sat
Hours Per Month: Flexible
Description of Duties: Everglades National Park encompasses 1.5 million acres of wilderness. Much of this area is open water and is accessible only by boat. Help visitors have a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience by maintaining channel markers, buoys, backcountry campsites and chickees, replacing signs and boundary markers, patrolling waterways and monitoring trails, providing park presence in backcountry areas, monitoring endangered species, and assisting with search and rescue operations.
Benefits: Volunteers will spend their days working outside in beautiful southern Florida. In addition, volunteers will be able to explore many areas of the park, both on foot and by boat.
Goal/Outcome of Position: To provide a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience for visitors. To assist park staff in protecting park resources.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: Have some basic maintenance and backcountry skills. Have knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, park natural and cultural resources. Be able to remain calm during occasional emergency situations.
Did You Know?
Over the course of thousands of years, the natural communities of South Florida have become well adapted to the devastating effects of seasonal hurricanes. In fact, such storms are considered an important element in the long-term health of the Everglades.