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Citizen science volunteer opportunities on Seminole County waterways

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Volunteers are needed for two projects this summer:

Freshwater Algae Survey

Volunteers are needed to assist with a monthly algae survey conducted at various stations in the Wekiva River! Help collect, clean, and weigh algae samples; training provided. Walking or paddling will be necessary to access sites. Sampling will occur on 3rd Saturday of the month, & some Wednesdays. RSVP required: Amanda Swisher (, 407.923.4215) or Deborah Shelley (, 407.967.7932).

Freshwater Turtle Survey

July 20–26, 2018: Help the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) survey the turtles of the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run! 4 to 6 volunteers are needed to assist each day (some evenings) with turtle collection and canoeing. RSVP required (; 407-665-2457); SERV can connect volunteers with NAFTRG. For more details of volunteer tasks, visit the NAFTRG website.

Additional Contact Information

Elizabeth Stephens

SERV Coordinator, Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer Program

(407) 665-2457