Ranger Academy Registration


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Become a Certified Ranger

The 2022 Ranger Course is Open for Registration

The program is divided into three levels, and all seminars are required in order to successfully become a CWK 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. Water access by boat is not required, but can be helpful.

The cost of the Ranger Academy is a one-time $60 fee. This covers course materials, completion certificate, a CWK Ranger hat, and a secchi disc measurement kit. You must attend all three sessions in order to graduate from the Ranger Academy.

Applicants must be a Calusa Waterkeeper member in good standing to earn and maintain Ranger status. Membership status is determined by making contributions of $50 or more in the last year, and is separate from the Ranger Academy fee.

Spring 2022 Session

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 10am

Fort Myers Regional Library
South Building, Meeting Room A
2450 First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901


Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 9am

Calusa Nature Center
Iona House
3450 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33905


Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 9am

Calusa Nature Center
Iona House
3450 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33905

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