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**Volunteers click here to log your hours of service.**

Here's a list of volunteer needs and descriptions we can always use help with:

  • Brazilian pepper/invasive plant eradication - help coordinate efforts with the Marine Resources Council and the Pelican Island Audubon Society to control invasive plants and restore native habitat.
  • Merchandising - we participate in various public events throughout the year and selling items helps us raise funds to support out efforts. This job includes maintaining our inventory, advising when items need to be reordered, searching for and recommending new items that would be appropriate for us to consider adding to our sales.
  • Newsletter/Website Editor - getting the word out through our newsletter and website.
  • St. Sebastian River Research Project - we have undertaken a project to search out and be a resource for information about our river and what impacts it. Please see the Library/Newsletters page of our website for more details.
  • St. Sebastian River Walking Tours - help lead walking tours on the various trails around the St. Sebastian River. There are many education and outreach opportunities available, and any help is appreciated. We also need assistance with photo/video surveying of the trails to create handouts for the various trails, as well as "virtual tours" on our website. Click here for a copy of our survey detail info.


Advocacy - Buzz Herrmann, Chair - to further the mission of the Friends of St. Sebastian River by keeping the Board informed of public policy issues and recommending action.

Finance - Terry Greene & Lee Ann Kluepfel, Co-Chairs - responsible for assisting the board in ensuring the organization is financially viable and meeting its fiduciary and compliance responsibilities.

Education/Outreach - Diana Bolton & Bob Stephen, Co-Chairs - educate the public about river-related natural resource topics and what they can do to keep the river healthy and beautiful by recommending environmentally-friendly practices.

Governance - Buzz Herrmann, Chair - responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the board of directors.

Information - Tim Glover, Chair - search out any information available regarding the St. Sebastian River and its watershed, including scientific, historical and other knowledge, combining it with existing information, and develop a repository and/or reference list for such information. Establish criteria for validity of gathered information.

Membership - Buzz Herrmann, Chair - inncrease/retain membership. Maintain accurate membership database.

Publicity - Julia Held, Chair - employ a variety of communication methods to disseminate information to the FSSR membership and general public.

Volunteer - vacant - grow our volunteer base and ensure volunteers have ample opportunity to be informed and involved.

If you are interested in helping out with any of these committees or jobs, or have any ideas for an issue we haven't thought of, please let us know! You may sign up to be a volunteer using the form below. We will get in touch with you as soon as we can to learn what your preferences and skills are. Thanks very much for your interest!