Friends Spotlight

Florida State Parks Foundation expands Volunteer Recognition

Since 1998, the Board of Directors of the Florida State Parks Foundation (formerly Friends of Florida State Parks, Inc.) annually recognize the outstanding service of individual volunteers and groups of volunteers.

Bob Sendry
Foundation President and long-time board member, Paula Russo (seated) helped to honored Bob for his years of service.

This year, they expanded the opportunities to recognize more than 40 volunteers, volunteer teams, and outstanding contributions of a corporation, and volunteers contributing more than 20 years of service.

The new awards acknowledge the volunteer’s vital contributions to state park operations in the areas of visitor services, maintenance, resource management, administration and protection. For example, Bob Sendry has volunteered every Monday and Wednesday at Oscar Scherer State Park for 21 years.

Oscar Scherer Perspective

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