Volunteer Spotlight, Volunteer Team 2022-23

Season 2022-23 Volunteer Team

Collier-Seminole State Park

All of our dedicated volunteers, both seasonal park resident and local volunteers, have spent their valuable time, experience and skill in helping to make Collier-Seminole State Park a shining star in the family of Florida State Parks.

Our volunteer season could not have been a success without their help and support.


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Collier-Seminole State Park Volunteers show off the newly installed Sundial at the Boat Basin. 


Administration/ Ranger Station Assistant

Kathleen Beebe

Kathleen welcomes park visitors with her warm smile and enthusiastic personality. She is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Kathleen’s duties include greeting visitors, collecting entrance fees, disseminating park information and answering the telephone. Kathleen organized office items in the ranger station after the reopening of the ranger station.

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Park Resident Volunteer Kathleen Beebe


Shih Calli & John Leonetti, Bob Hastings, Carrie & James Holliday, Charlie & Leslie Johnson, and Bruce Smith & Debbie Saarinen.

Our campground hosts tackle the tough job of keeping our campsites and bathhouses clean. They help ensure that our campers find their stay memorable, enjoyable and safe.

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Park Resident Volunteers John Leonetti & Shih Calli

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Park Resident Volunteers James and Carrie Holliday

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Park Resident Volunteers: Camphosts Charlie and Leslie Johnson (center) with Detail Volunteers Rex and Mary Pat Bretthauer

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Park Resident Volunteers Bruce Smith and Debbie Saarinen

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Park Resident Volunteer Bob Hastings


Mary Pat and Rex Bretthauer, and Robyn Pritchard

Our Detail Volunteers handle important tasks such as the 8 a.m. opening of the park's entrance gate, raising the flags, campsite checks and light-duty maintenance tasks. Their eyes are always on the "details."

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Park Resident Volunteers Mary Pat and Rex Bretthauer

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Local Volunteer Robyn Pritchard


David Bird, Eric and Linda Finkbeiner, Dan Huebner, Jim and Jayne Lindsey, and Charlie McEnnis

Our maintenance team got down to business working on much-needed repairs to flood-damaged buildings, building shed ramps, and trash bins, installing walkway pavers, painting, prepping an area for the proposed vehicle lift, building shelves for the new sheds, repairing utilities and so much more.

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Resident Park Volunteer, David Bird

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Resident Park Volunteers, Linda and Eric Finkbeiner

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Park Resident Volunteer Dan Huebner

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Park Resident Volunteers Jayne and Jim Lindsey

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Park Resident Volunteer Charlie McEnnis


Paul Allen and the Everglades Astronomical Society

Paul has over "85" years experience of working with reptiles and other animals. He started working at the age of four for the Beers and Barnes Circus under the watchful eyes of his parents. Paul presents an informative and amusing slide program using his amazing images of reptiles, snakes, amphibians and birds. We look forward to Paul's presentations each winter season. 

Everglades Astronomical Society

EAS President Robyn Pritchard, Vice President Mike Usher, and other members of the Everglades Astronomical Society bring their high-powered telescopes and knowledge of the vast solar system to Collier-Seminole State Park. Look for our Sungazing and Stargazing events once a month from December through March. 

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Local Park Volunteer Paul Allen


David Bird, Anne and Andy Rozite, Dan Huebner, and the Alligator Amblers

Our resource management volunteers work with maintaining the highest standards of safety, skill and experience when treating and removing invasive and non-native plants.

Florida Trails Association/ Alligator Amblers: Check out our Resource Management Corner on our main page.

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Park Resident Volunteer David Bird

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Long-time Local Volunteers Anne and Andy Rozite

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Alligator Amblers chapter of the Florida Trails Association with park staff.


Members of the Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park work closely with regular park volunteers to bring visitors memorable and exciting guided canoe trips and stunning stargazing and sungazing events. They are instrumental in raising funds for restoration, preservation and capital projects. Be sure to check out the Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park website!

NAPLES NATIVE PLANTS, chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

Volunteer members of the Naples Native Plants promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of FloridaCheck out our Butterfly Garden page on this website.

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Naples Native Plants chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

Learn How You Can Get Involved 


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The Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park Officers: John Cordts President, Paula Stiffler Vice President, and Lonna Reynolds Treasurer.