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2009-2010 FWC Volunteer Program Annual Report

2009-2010 FWC Volunteer Program Annual Report

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In 2009-2010, FWC volunteers made a positive impact by assisting with activities such as facilities/grounds maintenance, wildlife research, biological sampling and monitoring, habitat restoration, laboratory work and education and outreach. Review the 2009-2010 Annual Report to find out more, including a summary of volunteer data and program highlights.Interested in Volunteering? Visit the FWC Volunteer web site: http://myfwc.com/GETINVOLVED/GetInvolved_Volunteer.htm
In 2009-2010, FWC volunteers made a positive impact by assisting with activities such as facilities/grounds maintenance, wildlife research, biological sampling and monitoring, habitat restoration, laboratory work and education and outreach. Review the 2009-2010 Annual Report to find out more, including a summary of volunteer data and program highlights.Interested in Volunteering? Visit the FWC Volunteer web site: http://myfwc.com/GETINVOLVED/GetInvolved_Volunteer.htm

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 Volunteer Program
Annual Report
2009-2010
 
Volunteer Program
Annual Report
 
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F WC  Volun teerProgram
AnnualRepor  t 
 
Fiscal year 2009-2010 (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010) was anextremely productive and successul year or the Florida Fish andWildlie Conservation Commission (FWC) volunteer program. Thevolunteer program continues to grow in terms o the number o volunteers and volunteer hours as well as the type and scope o projects and tasks or which volunteers contribute their time andeorts. The FWC benets rom the skills, experiences and dedicationo our volunteers and, in turn, we strive to oer volunteers a ullling,meaningul and satisying volunteer experience.In 2009-2010, FWC volunteers made a positive impact by assistingwith activities such as acilities/grounds maintenance, wildlieresearch, biological sampling and monitoring, habitat restoration,laboratory work and education and outreach.
Agency Statistics
2009-2010 volunteer hours108,154.25Value o volunteer hours$2,255,016
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Full time equivalent (FTE)~52 positions
Statistics by Division/Ofce/Institute
 
Division/Ofce/InstituteVolunteer Hours
Division o Hunting and Game Management31,535.50Division o Marine Fisheries Management4,040.50Division o Freshwater Fisheries Management1,336.25Division o Law Enorcement18,861.50Fish and Wildlie Research Institute21,612.10Division o Habitat and Species Conservation25,559.40Oce o Recreation Services5,063.50Oce o Executive Director145.50
The FWCbenefts romthe skills,experiences anddedication o our volunteers,and in turn,we strive tooer volunteersa ulflling,meaninguland satisyingvolunteerexperience.
(Footnotes)1 Value calculated using Independent Sector 2009 national estimate on value of a volunteer hour:$20.85 ( http://www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time )
Total volunteer hours increased by 12% rom 2008-2009 to 2009-2010, a value increaseo $350,000.
 
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F WC  Volun teerProgram
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Division o Hunting and Game Management
Hunter saety volunteers contributed 31,016 hours to continuethe heritage o hunting by teaching youth the knowledge andskills needed to be sae, responsible hunters.
 
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Volunteers hosted 560 classes resulting in 13,284graduates, a 15-year high.
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Roger Mitchell o Plant Citywas named hunter saetyvolunteer o the year. Rogertaught 24 hunter saetyclasses, serving as a chie instructor or 19, andcertiying 950 students.
Division o Marine Fisheries Management
Kids saltwater-fshing clinic volunteers contributed 3,979 hours.
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Since 1996, more than 44,000 children and 29,000parents have participated in kids saltwater-shing clinics.This would not have beenpossible without the8,000 volunteers whoassisted with educatingyoung anglers aboutshing techniques, marinehabitats, ethical anglingand marine conservation.
Stock Enhancement Research Facility (SERF) volunteers:
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Contributed 2,003 hours.
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Assisted hatchery sta during thegrading, tagging and release o hatchery-reared red drum. 
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Assisted sta at local outreachevents such as the Florida State Fair,Marine Quest, Florida Sportsmanshing shows and outdoor shows.
Volunteer Program Highlights
This wouldnot havebeen possiblewithout the8,000 volunteerswho assistedwith educating young anglersabout fshingtechniques,marinehabitats,ethical anglingand marineconservation.

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