Below are some of the
projects being conducted in Escambia & Santa Rosa County, FL State Parks through AmeriCorps. This page highlights
ecological research, environmental education and conservation, and community service projects (through Boy
and Girl Scouts, civic organizations, etc).
1) Rare & endangered
species surveys of Big Lagoon, Perdido Key and Tarkiln Bayou State Parks. Limited surveys of Blackwater
River State Park, & Yellow
River Marsh Preserve.
2) General wildlife, plant and ecosystem surveys
of five parks (Amphibians & Reptiles, Bats, small Mammals, Fish, Inverts, Coastal Invertebrates).
A) Flatwoods salamanders
(& related rare Flatwood’s sp.)
B) Carnivorous plants
(& related rare Bog sp.)
C) Diamondback terrapins
(& related rare brackish water/wetland sp.)
D) Gopher tortoises (&
related rare Upland’s sp.)
F) Ephemeral wetlands - survey, status & mapping
3) Environmental education
and public programs in parks.
4) Projects with local Boy Scout & Girl Scout
troops and other groups & organizations.
Exotic plant & animal control.
Sea turtles - Assisting with sea turtle patrol, conservation work and volunteer program.