Saturday, September 19, 2020

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Honors Volunteers

Conservancy volunteer Sally Masters (center) receives special award for thirteen years of dedicated service as the first secretary on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Volunteer Connection Board. The award was presented to her by Conservancy Volunteer and Intern Manager JoAnn Johansen (L) and Ian Wright, president of the Conservancy Volunteer Connection Board (R.) Photos by James Bigelow

Conservancy volunteer Sally Masters (center) receives special award for thirteen years of dedicated service as the first secretary on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Volunteer Connection Board. The award was presented to her by Conservancy Volunteer and Intern Manager JoAnn Johansen (L) and Ian Wright, president of the Conservancy Volunteer Connection Board (R.) Photos by James Bigelow

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently honored their volunteers at a “Volunteer Appreciation” celebration at the Naples Hilton. Over 215 volunteers & their guests attended the event where Award Certificates were presented to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Volunteer Connection Board and Volunteer Coordinators for the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year. Awards were given for service year milestones of 5, 10 and 20 years, and for service hour milestones ranging from 100 to 7,000 hours.

A special “Secretary Emeritus” award was presented to Sally Masters for her thirteen years of dedicated service as the first secretary on the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Volunteer Connection Board .

Conservancy President and CEO Andrew McElwaine remarked, “The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is very blessed to have such a passionate and dedicated group of volunteers. We rely on them to run special events, the daily operations of the Conservancy Nature Center and Nature Store, Upscale Resale shop, field trips, the Wildlife Clinic and so much more.”

Conservancy Volunteer and Intern Manager JoAnn Johansen presented an $835,453 “check” to Conservancy President Andrew McElwaine representing the annual monetary value of volunteers to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

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Conservancy Volunteer and Intern Manager JoAnn Johansen (R) presented an $835,453 “check” to Conservancy President Andrew McElwaine (L) representing the annual monetary value of volunteers to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Conservancy Volunteer and Intern Manager JoAnn Johansen (R) presented an $835,453 “check” to Conservancy President Andrew McElwaine (L) representing the annual monetary value of volunteers to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Southwest Florida offers a diverse array of volunteer opportunities. To become a volunteer, call JoAnn Johansen, Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer and intern manager, 239.403.4212 for more information. You can also download a volunteer application from www.conservancy.org/volunteer and return the completed application to JoAnn at joannj@conservancy.org.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida began in 1964 when community leaders came together to defeat a proposed “Road to Nowhere” and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay.

The Conservancy is a not-for-profit grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region — water, land and wildlife. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of environmental education, science and research, policy and advocacy and wildlife rehabilitation. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals each year and releases about half back into their native habitats.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Nature Center is located in Naples, Florida at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th Avenue North. For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call 239-262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.

 

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