CREW Volunteers Reach 750 and 1000-hour Milestones

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This month some of our dedicated CREW volunteers have reached some impressive milestones.

George Luther has logged over 1000 volunteer hours with CREW since he began just over 2 years ago. George is the “eyes and ears and face” of Bird Rookery Swamp, leading weekly guided walks and the Nature’s Peace program for Alzheimer’s patients, as well as monitoring the trails, doing maintenance and keeping track of visitors.

Jerry Hrinik and Mark Benzenberg have logged over 750 hours each since they began volunteering for CREW just over a year ago. Jerry and Mark spend two days each and every week – all year long – treating exotic plants on CREW lands and at the Caracara Prairie Preserve. Their expertise and dedication, willingness to do the dirty work and great attitudes have been a real gift to CREW and the South Florida Water Management District’s CREW management team.

Special kudos to these three – and much appreciation to all of our other volunteers – for the time, talent, and energy they give to help CREW preserve and protect the watershed and all its resources. We know it’s not just the hours they put in, but the heart and dedication each of them brings to the work they do that makes them so wonderful. We think our volunteers are the BEST!

What do you think it takes to be a great volunteer?

If you’d like to volunteer for CREW, visit our volunteer page for more information.

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