Meet Savannah DeBarr, our new Education Coordinator!

We’re very excited to introduce the newest member of the CREW Land & Water Trust Staff!

Savannah DeBarr is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and completed an internship with the CREW Trust in summer 2017. Savannah also completed an internship with Lee County Mosquito Control’s education program and worked with kindergarden students.

Checking rain gauges in the sawgrass marsh with Savannah DeBarr


Want to know more? Check out her answers to a few of our questions below.

Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA

Favorite nature experience as a kid: We had a lot of woods behind our house in Georgia and we built a little bridge over the creek – so we would always play out there.

Family: Engaged with one fur kid, Daisy, an Australian Shepherd.

Savannah’s dog, Daisy, on the boardwalk enjoying the CREW Marsh Trails


Favorite Florida Wildflower: Pine lily! I saw my first one today at the CREW Marsh Trails.

Wildlife bucket list: I feel like everyone says it, but a panther.

Favorite part of your internship with the CREW Trust?  I loved all of it. Probably just getting to be out in nature with the kids.

What is one thing you are looking forward to in your new role?  Helping people understand the importance of CREW. Most people don’t know that the watershed has an impact on our drinking water. I’m looking forward to teaching students of all ages about the water and wildlife on the CREW trails.

CREW Trust accepting applications for Education Coordinator

Posted July 25, 2018. Application, cover letter, resume and three references due Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by 12 p.m. (noon). 

CREW Land & Water Trust is currently accepting applications for the position of Educaiton Coordinator.

A section from the job description:

“The CREW Trust’s Education Coordinator is responsible for delivering existing education programs, developing new programs, and coordinating and managing volunteers. The Education Coordinator is responsible for engaging program participants and volunteers, imparting to them an understanding of CREW’s natural resources and ecosystem services and cultivating positive attitudes and behavioral changes that help protect CREW and the natural environment of Southwest Florida. This position reports to CREW Trust’s Executive Director.”

For more on this position, please read the full CREW Trust education coordinator job description.

The CREW Land & Water Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit conservation organization that partners with private businesses and public agencies (including the South Florida Water Management District [SFWMD] and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [FWC]) to purchase and protect the lands within CREW. CREW Trust’s environmental education and public outreach programs for adults and children are the first introduction many in the community have to CREW. Therefore, the Education Coordinator serves a critically important role in our small non-profit.

Interested applicants should submit an application, cover letter, resume and three references to Brenda Brooks, Executive Director ( no later than Wednesday, August 1st at 12 p.m. (noon).

The CREW Trust is an equal opportunity employer and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin or disabilities in compliance with federal and state laws.

CREW Trust Employment Application

CREW Trust Employment Application – fillable pdf

CREW Trust Education Coordinator Job Description

Applications, cover letters, resumes and references may be submitted electronically to Brenda Brooks, Executive Director ( or by mail to CREW Land & Water Trust, 23998 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928. Mailed documents are still subject to the August 1 deadline.

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