Volunteer Spotlight, Tom Green

Volunteer Tom Green stands in front of foliage

Tom Green

North Peninsula State Park

Tom Green has been a volunteer at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area and North Peninsula State Park since 2012.

Tom spent 30 years as a nuclear engineer in Chicago, retiring in 2010. The expectation of no chance for snow is what drove Tom and his wife Kathleen to move to Florida.

Volunteering for the Florida Park Service is a perfect fit for Tom as he has always loved the outdoors, and he is committed to serving the parks by volunteering in a variety of projects. Tom has been involved with the park’s Shuck and Share oyster recycling program since 2016. Every week, he picks up 5-gallon buckets of oyster shells from Flagler Beach restaurants and delivers them to the oyster shell curing tables in North Peninsula. 

Tom can be found spearheading the quarterly oyster bagging events, and during busy summer weekends you can find him greeting visitors at the beach day-use parking lot. We appreciate all the work Tom does for the park. 

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