Tag: Pine Rockland

Nature Preserve Volunteer Day- Pine Rockland Restoration

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance. 

Today’s volunteer day will focus on maintaining our endangered pine rockland ecosystem.

All volunteer shifts are 2 hours and include a short tour of the preserve. If a volunteer or class would like to participate in a volunteer activity that starts or ends at a different time or date an event request form must be submitted 2 weeks prior for approval. This helps to ensure the Naturalist is aware of the special arrangement and can accommodate your request. Individuals who do not make arrangements in advance will not be allowed to interrupt the naturalist due to the logistical and safety risk posed to the work plan and expected participants.

·       Registration is not mandatory for individuals. If you have a group of 5 or more people, please notify us 2 weeks prior so we can properly staff. You can contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

·       Be on time. The Naturalist has the ability to turn away anyone who arrives more than 10 minutes late. Volunteers are responsible for their own parking (visitors must park/pay at metered spaces).

·       Meet at the east entrance of the Nature Preserve at the Nature Preserve Map sign at the entrance of the trail next to Parkview West.

·       Come prepared. Closed toe shoes required, long pants/ sleeves, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and we will provide ice-cold drinking water.

To schedule an internship, or conduct research at FIU’s Nature Preserve or Henington Island contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

 

All participants are required to sign a release form prior to participation. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental signature. No children under 16 may be left unattended. Please contact for information on access for persons with disabilities.

 

 

Nature Preserve Volunteer Day- Pine Rockland Restoration, Connect to Protect

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance. 

Today’s volunteer day will focus on pine rockland restoration. We will be working with Connect to Protect to enhance this endangered ecosystem.

All volunteer shifts are 2 hours and include a short tour of the preserve. If a volunteer or class would like to participate in a volunteer activity that starts or ends at a different time or date an event request form must be submitted 2 weeks prior for approval. This helps to ensure the Naturalist is aware of the special arrangement and can accommodate your request. Individuals who do not make arrangements in advance will not be allowed to interrupt the naturalist due to the logistical and safety risk posed to the work plan and expected participants.

·       Registration is not mandatory for individuals. If you have a group of 5 or more people, please notify us 2 weeks prior so we can properly staff. You can contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

·       Be on time. The Naturalist has the ability to turn away anyone who arrives more than 10 minutes late. Volunteers are responsible for their own parking (visitors must park/pay at metered spaces).

·       Meet at the east entrance of the Nature Preserve at the Nature Preserve Map sign at the entrance of the trail next to Parkview West.

·       Come prepared. Closed toe shoes required, long pants/ sleeves, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and we will provide ice-cold drinking water.

To schedule an internship, or conduct research at FIU’s Nature Preserve or Henington Island contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

 

All participants are required to sign a release form prior to participation. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental signature. No children under 16 may be left unattended. Please contact for information on access for persons with disabilities.

Nature Preserve Volunteer Day- Pine Rockland Restoration

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance. 

Today’s volunteer day will focus on restoring our endangered pine rocklands.

All volunteer shifts are 2 hours and include a short tour of the preserve. If a volunteer or class would like to participate in a volunteer activity that starts or ends at a different time or date an event request form must be submitted 2 weeks prior for approval. This helps to ensure the Naturalist is aware of the special arrangement and can accommodate your request. Individuals who do not make arrangements in advance will not be allowed to interrupt the naturalist due to the logistical and safety risk posed to the work plan and expected participants.

·       Registration is not mandatory for individuals. If you have a group of 5 or more people, please notify us 2 weeks prior so we can properly staff. You can contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

·       Be on time. The Naturalist has the ability to turn away anyone who arrives more than 10 minutes late. Volunteers are responsible for their own parking (visitors must park/pay at metered spaces).

·       Meet at the east entrance of the Nature Preserve at the Nature Preserve Map sign at the entrance of the trail next to Parkview West.

·       Come prepared. Closed toe shoes required, long pants/ sleeves, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and we will provide ice-cold drinking water.

To schedule an internship, or conduct research at FIU’s Nature Preserve or Henington Island contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

 

All participants are required to sign a release form prior to participation. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental signature. No children under 16 may be left unattended. Please contact for information on access for persons with disabilities.

Prescribed Burn Information Session: One Year Later

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In March we will celebrating the one-year anniversary of our first prescribed burn at the Nature Preserve! Join us, along with the Florida Forest Service, to discuss the impacts the prescribed burn has had on our Pine Rockland over the past year. For more information about the Nature Preserve and the prescribed burn visit our website.

Nature Preserve Volunteer Day- Pine Rockland Restoration

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

Today’s volunteer day is focused on our Pine Rockland Restoration project!

All volunteer shifts are 2 hours and include a short tour of the preserve. If a volunteer or class would like to participate in a volunteer activity that starts or ends at a different time or date an event request form must be submitted 2 weeks prior for approval. This helps to ensure the Naturalist is aware of the special arrangement and can accommodate your request. Individuals who do not make arrangements in advance will not be allowed to interrupt the naturalist due to the logistical and safety risk posed to the work plan and expected participants.

·       Registration is not mandatory for individuals. If you have a group of 5 or more people, please notify us 2 weeks prior so we can properly staff. You can contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

·       Be on time. The Naturalist has the ability to turn away anyone who arrives more than 10 minutes late. Volunteers are responsible for their own parking (visitors must park/pay at metered spaces).

·       Meet at the east entrance of the Nature Preserve at the Nature Preserve Map sign at the entrance of the trail next to Parkview West.

·       Come prepared. Closed toe shoes required, long pants/ sleeves, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and we will provide ice-cold drinking water.

To schedule an internship, or conduct research at FIU’s Nature Preserve or Henington Island contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

All participants are required to sign a release form prior to participation. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental signature. No children under 16 may be left unattended. Please contact for information on access for persons with disabilities.

International Tropical Botany and Pine Rockland Conference

pine-rocklandPlants provide food, fiber, fuel, shelter, and medicine for all individuals on the planet. The dependency on plant-based natural resources is greatest in the tropical world, where plant diversity is the highest. Healthy ecosystems based on plant diversity sustain life and are essential to the well-being and livelihoods of all humankind. The extinction of plant diversity and loss of habitats and ecosystem services is recognized as a major limitation to sustainable development (Convention on Biological Diversity/Global Strategy for Plant Conservation).

Pine rockland is a subtropical ecosystem that serves as a case study for many of the challenges facing tropical plant conservation. The Pine Rockland Working Group (PRWG) works to maintain and restore pine rockland communities, their associated species, and the natural processes, most notably fire, upon which they all depend. Through a collaborative, international effort, the PRWG seeks to increase understanding by identifying, supporting, and communicating the results of research and monitoring efforts.

To conserve rich tropical plant diversity and the associated natural resources, it is important to gain and exchange knowledge of tropical plants and their habitats. To this end, the organizing committee wishes to invite you to the International Tropical Botany and Pine Rockland Conference, to be held October 23-28, 2016, in Miami, Florida, USA. The conference will consist of two days of scientific presentations, as well as one pre- and two post-conference field trips to visit pine rocklands in the Florida Keys, the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Area, and Everglades National Park. 

For more information, please click here to download conference flyer and application.