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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!
Calusa Waterkeeper Ranger Zones
- Lake Okeechobee
- Freshwater Caloosahatchee
- Tidal Caloosahatchee
- Matlacha Pass
- Pine Island Sound
- Charlotte Harbor
- 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 Reference Library
- CWK Volunteer Ranger Manual
- How to Make a Secchi Disk
- Clean Coastal Waters: Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Nutrient Pollution
- 2019 Florida Fish Advisories
- Exotic Fishes and Invertebrates of Southwest Florida
- A Beginner’s Guide to Fish Kills
- A Beginner’s Guide to Bacteria
- A Beginners Guide to Water Management – Oxygen and Temperature
- A Beginners Guide to Water Management – Nutrients
- A Beginners Guide to Water Management – The ABCs
- CWK Ranger Handbook