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Recognizing Our Summer Volunteers

Decades ago, Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary became a sanctuary because the local community made it possible. Today, continued support by volunteers is crucial in maintaining these acres for wildlife and people.

As the summer season ends, we would like to recognize and extend a sincere thank you to the following volunteers...

  • Ann Anderson (Boardwalk Closer)
  • Dan Ault (Boardwalk Closer)
  • Deb Ault (Boardwalk Closer)
  • Danny Austin (Campus Technician, Boardwalk Repair Team Member, Invasive Island Apple Snail Task Force, Phragmites Removal Technician)
  • Stehfahnee Austin (Boardwalk Sweeper, Invasive Island Apple Snail Task Force, Phragmites Removal Technician)
  • Murray Barnhart (Boardwalk Sweeper, Member Event, Day Captain)
  • Michele Bizub (Clean Water Team Member)
  • Mike Bizub (Clean Water Team Member)
  • Art Blatt (Boardwalk Sweeper, Invasive Island Apple Snail Taskforce, Ghost Orchid Specialist)
  • Richard Booth (Conservation Technician)
  • Gary Dorrough (Boardwalk Repair Crew Leader, General Maintenance)
  • Tom Ducato (Conservation Technician)
  • Joan Dunn (Boardwalk Closer, Ghost Orchid Specialist)
  • Janet Eidem (Invasive Island Apple Snail Taskforce, Ghost Orchid Specialist)
  • Gary Greenfield (Boardwalk Closer, Member Event)
  • Bridget Hennebry (Boardwalk Closer)
  • Liz Hines (Nature Store Team Member, Curriculum Development Specialist, Ghost Orchid Specialist)
  • Isobel Kalafarski (Boardwalk Sweeper, Gardener, Invasive Island Apple Snail Strike Force, Member Event)
  • David Korte (Backcountry Tour Driver and Guide, Photographer)
  • Tom Maish (Boardwalk Repair Team Member)
  • Bill Morris (Boardwalk Sweeper)
  • Suzanne Morris (Boardwalk Sweeper)
  • Steve Nellis (General Maintenance)
  • Susan Schumann-Skehan (Stockroom Operations Team Member)
  • Steve Simpson (Boardwalk Repair Team Member)
  • Brent Smith (Boardwalk Closer)
  • Grant Stewart (Gardener)
  • Amy Swanson (Boardwalk Sweeper, Garden Crew Leader, Member Event, Invasive Island Apple Snail Strike Force)
  • Karen Torres (Boardwalk Sweeper Crew Leader, Member Event, Ghost Orchid Specialist)

While the list of tasks is long, it all combines to a giant outcome. Keeping the boardwalk clear of debris, creating natural landscapes for bird-friendly communities, providing support for tours and events for donors and members, and removing invasive species are just a few of the ways that our team of dedicated volunteers is essential in helping the Sanctuary push its mission forward.

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