Ranger Academy Registration


Join Our Team!

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.

Upcoming Academy Details

Registration for our Fall Ranger Class has closed. Stay tuned for future Ranger courses in 2020!

* The cost of Ranger Academy is $60 and includes membership with Calusa Waterkeeper. You must attend both sessions in order to graduate from Ranger Academy

View Ranger Academy Description & Agenda

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

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 to have you volunteer for any zone you are most interested in!

Ranger Handbook