Ranger Program


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Become a Certified Ranger

The Ranger Academy is an educational and training resource for volunteers interested in working with the Calusa Waterkeeper in Southwest Florida. Rangers volunteer as citizen monitors of area waterways and will be trained to conduct surveys and report conditions and observations while on local waters. Volunteers set their own schedules and monitor in project area zones of their choice. Participants should have access to area waters by boat or paddlecraft.

Meet Our Amazing Volunteer Rangers!

CWK Ranger Maggie Stevens

Maggie Stevens

Tidal Caloosahatchee
CWK Ranger Maggie Stevens

Terry Nelson

Tidal Caloosahatchee
CWK Ranger Maggie Stevens

Manny Aparicio

Tidal Caloosahatchee
CWK Ranger Maggie Stevens

Louise Kowitch

Estero Bay
CWK Ranger Maggie Stevens

Curtis Orvis

Tidal Caloosahatchee

Our Rangers have been observing a large swath of Southwest Florida, as evidenced by this Water Reporter map of posts from 2018.

Ranger Resources


Calusa Waterkeeper Ranger Zones

  1. Lake Okeechobee
  2. Freshwater Caloosahatchee
  3. Tidal Caloosahatchee
  4. Matlacha Pass
  5. Pine Island Sound
  6. Charlotte Harbor
  7. Estero Bay

Typically our Tidal Caloosahatchee and Estero Bay groups are the zones with the most interest and manpower. We would love you have you volunteer for any zone you are most interested in!

Ranger Handbook