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Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks are pleased to announce the return of Park Ranger Sabrina Diaz for her second season as the Parks’ Community Outreach Specialist. Funding of this position is made possible through a generous donation from the South Florida National Parks Trust, a nonprofit friends organization whose mission is to strengthen the connection between the people of Florida and their National Parks.
The goal of this position is to assist the National Park Service in becoming a more active and visible member of the South Florida community, increase awareness and understanding of the South Florida National Parks in the surrounding communities, and meet community demands for information, speakers, presentations and representation from Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
Last winter Ranger Diaz participated in over one hundred in-school or after-school programs, high school career events, public library lecture series, television shows, community festivals and community organization meetings in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe and Collier Counties. Through these activities, Ranger Diaz met more that 5000 people in the community and substantially assisted the national parks in becoming a more active member of the South Florida community.
Ranger Diaz is again available to attend various community events and schools between November, 2006 and May, 2007. If you are interested in scheduling a National Park Service program/guest speaker, or would like to have the National Park Service as an exhibitor, please contact Ranger Diaz directly at Everglades National Park (305-242-7733). In order for us to best meet your needs, we recommend contacting Ranger Diaz as soon as possible in regard to scheduling.