Florida State Parks Recognizes National Volunteer Month

04/18/2014 7:55 PM | Florida State Parks Foundation (Administrator)
~The Florida Park Service appreciates and thanks our volunteers for more than 1.3 million hours of service.~

April is National Volunteer Month and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Friends of Florida State Parks Volunteer Awards. Each of the five regional offices hold ceremonies to recognize the contributions of volunteers, which include more than 7,900 regular service volunteers and 19,937 occasional service volunteers. Last year, regular service volunteers contributed 1,340,230 hours to the state park system.

National Volunteer Month celebrates and promotes the spirit of volunteerism throughout the country and raises awareness about how volunteering changes lives and strengthens communities. Over five weekends, volunteers gathered around Florida for award ceremonies. The Irene DeLaby Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service. The following five people were recognized:

Don Philpott

Robert Barnett

Teresa Barnett

Jim Watson

Ronald Wipp

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