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Check list for bird steward volunteers to be stationed at Three Rooker Bar (Anclote Key State Preserve)

Three Rooker Bar is a barrier island located north of Honeymoon Island and is accessible only by boat. It is part of Anclote Key State Preserve and is managed by the Florida Park Service. Public education is key to program success and therefore professional conduct of volunteers on behalf of the Park Service is required.

Volunteers must be willing to work a 6 hour shift on the island. We leave at 0900 and return at 1500. Shifts are SaturdaySunday, Memorial Day and the 4th of July. We start in May and finish in August. We provide chairs and umbrellas. You will need to bring fluids (a lot), food, cell phone, and whatever else you want (binoculars, book, sunscreen). Participants should be in moderate physical condition and be able to climb up and down a short boat ladder with assistance. There are no restroom  or other facilities on the island.

Program checklist:

1. View the training video from the link below.

Bird Steward movie

2. Go to the following link to fill out a –required- Florida Park Service volunteer application and submit it online:

https://volunteers.floridastateparks.org/pages/app:INDIV

3. Go to the following link to purchase a –required- Florida Park Service volunteer T-shirt (gray with black logo):

http://uniforms.vfimagewear.com  then enter the username (VOLUNTEER) and password (VOLUNTEER) exactly as shown here (ALL CAPS)

All volunteers must wear this uniform T-shirt while on volunteer duty.  

       

                                   

For more information contact: John Hood, Clearwater Audubon President, at jhood2@tampabay.rr.com or 727-461-4762 or Dana Kerstein, Conservation Projects Chair at 727-441-1609; dana.kerstein@gmail.com