Volunteer Spotlights

Volunteer Spotlight: Carlos “Carlito” Nerys

Carlito was known to “do it all”. He not only helped everyday at Green Cay Nature Center maintaining the boardwalk, cleaning, landscaping and more, but he was always willing to lend a hand with animal care andspecial projects, and he became a very strong advocate for wildlife conservation. Carlito attended every special event, and was … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Carlos “Carlito” Nerys

Daggerwing Nature Center Volunteer awarded Annual Scott Cowan Memorial Scholarship

Friends of Daggerwing Nature Center, Inc. (FOD) announced the 2020 Scott Cowan Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Megan Mui.  Megan has been a volunteer in the nature center’s gift shop since 2017 and has just graduated from North Broward Preparatory School, an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is also a 2020 National Merit winner. … Continue reading Daggerwing Nature Center Volunteer awarded Annual Scott Cowan Memorial Scholarship

West Boynton Recreation Staff Helps Students Gain Employment Experience

Since 2018, staff at West Boynton Recreation Center have been welcoming students from Park Vista High School to the facility to provide valuable job training experience. It began in August 2018 with an off-campus job training program, and has since transitioned to include ESE students from the school. The students range from ages 18 to … Continue reading West Boynton Recreation Staff Helps Students Gain Employment Experience

Volunteer Spotlight: Lorraine DiFrancisco

Lorraine DiFrancisco has been a volunteer at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for the past four years. She serves as a general volunteer and is currently a docent-in-training at the facility. According to DiFrancisco, being in the docent program with her fellow docents means she can give tours to school groups, clubs, and organizations. She … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Lorraine DiFrancisco

Local Students Help Increase Tree Canopy in Palm Beach County at Florida Arbor Day Event

The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and National Garden Clubs, Inc., Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. (FFGC) District X, and Plant America with Trees, together with more than 70 student volunteers from Latinos in Action, planted 27 native trees in John Prince Park on Saturday, January 18, in celebration of Florida Arbor … Continue reading Local Students Help Increase Tree Canopy in Palm Beach County at Florida Arbor Day Event

PBC Parks Hosts Beach Cleanup on National Skip the Straw Day

Boynton Beach residents Jessica and Sandy Rowley are a mother-daughter duo, who, for the past 25 years, have made a habit out of cleaning up parks and natural areas around the area to ensure a cleaner, safer community. So naturally, when they heard about Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation’s Skip the Straw Day Beach … Continue reading PBC Parks Hosts Beach Cleanup on National Skip the Straw Day

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie DeLucco & Donna Adair

PBC Parks’ ‘Volunteer Spotlight’ highlights our talented and dedicated volunteers! Meet DuBois Pioneer Home volunteers, Debbie DeLucco and Donna Adair, two of the “original” Dubois Pioneer Home historical docents. Watch the video to learn about the dedicated volunteers – including what they enjoy most about being docents! Docents provide guests with quality, educational, and enriching … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie DeLucco & Donna Adair

Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Ryan

PBC Parks’ Volunteer Spotlight highlights our talented and dedicated volunteers! Meet DuBois Pioneer Home volunteer, Kim Ryan, one of the four “original” Dubois Pioneer Home historical docents. Watch the video to learn about Ryan – including why she volunteers and what reactions she gets from visitors! Docents provide guests with quality, educational, and enriching experiences … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Ryan

Keep America Beautiful Grant, Lowe’s Help Plant Trees at County Pines Recreational Complex

Thanks to a $10,000 Lowe’s and Keep America Beautiful grant, County Pines Recreational Complex at Samuel Friedland Park now has new trees and mulch! The trees were planted in November, and mulch was spread by six Lowe’s Volunteers on November 30. The trees will give shade to a playground that will be installed in the … Continue reading Keep America Beautiful Grant, Lowe’s Help Plant Trees at County Pines Recreational Complex

Keep America Beautiful Grant, UPS Foundation Help Plant Trees in Stub Canal Park

New trees, plants, and mulch are now in Palm Beach County’s Stub Canal Park, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful and UPS Foundation volunteers. The trees and plants were planted in early October at the West Palm Beach park, which includes green space and a boat ramp popular among skiers. “Trees are probably … Continue reading Keep America Beautiful Grant, UPS Foundation Help Plant Trees in Stub Canal Park

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