Meet William Greene, Fakahatchee’s newest park ranger.
William is a born-and-raised Floridian who has been studying Florida’s natural resources all his life. During his time pursing a degree in Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, he also worked as an environmental educator, providing interpretive programs to elementary students about the Florida panther, coexisting with Florida wildlife, and wetland ecosystems.
After graduation William wanted to take his knowledge and experience into Florida State Parks while staying in the Southwest Florida region. Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park was the perfect fit. Since January 2022, he has been an integral part of the team contributing to the park’s maintenance, exotic plant, prescribed fire and interpretive goals.
His passion for Florida’s wild wetlands motivates him daily both at work and at home. In his free time he enjoys hiking and learning about Florida’s natural history. He enjoys being able to educate and show park visitors “… the Real Florida” as he has experienced it.