Celebrating 25 Years with Florida Conservation Corps

Tyler Byrd teaching park visitors about springs protections.

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between Florida State Parks and the AmeriCorps/Florida Conservation Corps program.

Over the past 25 years, more than 1,200 AmeriCorps members have served over 772,000 hours in our parks. Their work includes treating more than 26,000 acres of non-native plants on 100,000 gross acres as well as improving more than 3,000 miles of trails. They’ve also worked to recruit more than 27,000 volunteers. Their outstanding efforts have made a lasting impact on our state’s natural places.

For many members, serving with AmeriCorps or FLCC led to a career with Florida State Parks. These staff members serve in a variety of roles, such as park rangers, environmental specialists and park managers. The skills they learned in AmeriCorps are still applied today as they work to ensure that Florida’s award-winning state parks remain the best in the nation.

Enjoy these spotlights of park employees who started with the AmeriCorps/Florida Conservation Corps program.