Volunteer Spotlight, Jen Britt
Jennifer Britt first learned about volunteering at the Florida's state parks after attending Lignumvitae Key’s 2018 International Coastal Cleanup event. As a frequent visitor to the Florida Keys, Jen wanted a way to make a difference and give back to her island getaway. She started volunteering at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park and Indian Key Historic State Park after touring the beautiful island parks and learning how she could help. Even though Jen currently resides on the mainland, she finds time to volunteer when she is in town several times a month.
Jen is a native Floridian and grew up on Miami beach where she formed an appreciation and love of the ocean. Jen enjoys working outside and helping park staff maintain the islands. In addition to marine debris cleanups, she has done landscaping work, trail trimming and projects to maintain the historic Matheson house and exhibits. In December, Jen also participated in the Islamorada Holiday Festival parade where she led the float and carried the banner for the Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks.
Volunteering in is her blood and Jen stays quite busy. In addition, to volunteering in state parks, Jen is an active volunteer for many other marine conservation programs including being a coordinator for a waterway cleanup host site in Broward County, Florida.
Jen’s motto, “The more you give in life, the more you get,” is evident in the work that she performs during her time at the parks. Lignumvitae Key is lucky to work with such a dedicated volunteer.