Student Volunteers Help NATL

Below are examples of how students, through their organizations and individually, have contributed to NATL.

December 2012

First Year Florida: 5 volunteers and 1 supervisor picked up trash in the recently tilled Old Field Plot A, SEEP, along Natural Area Drive and along South Trail.

September 2012

Center for Leadership and Service "Gator Plunge": 16 volunteers and 1 supervisor picked up trash along South Trail.

University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: 4 volunteers picked up trash and cleared vines from fences along Natural Area Drive.

June 2012

University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: a group of volunteers, led by Michael Bainum and Mark Clark, located and flagged exotic plants in SEEP.

April 2012

Order of Omega "All-Greek Day of Service": 32 volunteers from various UF fraternities picked up trash along fence lines and cleared vines from fences.

February 2012

University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: a group of volunteers, led by Sarah Allred, searched for Coral Ardisia, pulling up young plants and flagging berry-bearing plants.

January 2012

Center for Leadership & Service "Martin Luther King Day of Service": 13 volunteers and 2 supervisors conducted a trash cleanup in South Restricted Area Pine.

October-December 2011

DPI and University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: conducted tree census of Old Field Plot A prior to restart.

September 2011

University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: planted wiregrass in Restricted and Public Area Pine.

Center for Leadership and Service "Gator Plunge": 18 volunteers and 2 supervisors picked up trash throughout NATL.

January 2011

University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: a group of volunteers located and flagged Coral Ardisia.

September 2010

University of Florida student and faculty volunteers: planted wiregrass in Public Area Pine.

June 2009

Under the direction of A. Long, D. Schultz, and L. Kobziar, of the SFRC, the following volunteers successfully burned NATL's public-area upland pine and the north tract of the restricted-area upland pine: Mike Boney, Daniel Godwin, David Godwin, Damion Graves, Jesse Kreye, Shannon McGee, Allen Milligan, Peter Nolin, and Bret Pasch.

April 2009

Entomology and Nematology Student Organization: assisted with NATL Earth Day event.

February 2009

Alphi Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity: volunteers picked up trash along South Trail and NATL East

September 2008

Alphi Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity: 26 volunteers planted native tree and shrubs to fill large gaps in vegetative screen between NATL and the parking area behind the Phillips Center.

July 2007

Center for Leadership & Service "Summer Plunge": 25 volunteers and 6 supervisors plant 900 wiregrass slips and 1,000 longleaf pine seedlings in two blocks of Upland Pine.

April 2007

Florida First Year class: 23 volunteers participate in a trash clean up in NATL-east.

March 2007

Center for Leadership & Service "Global Issues Week: Raise Your Voice Month": 18 volunteers plant 25 native shrubs along the DPI fence and water and mulch each plant.

February 2007

FL Leadership Academy, Alpha Phi Omega, Wetlands Club, Env. Horticulture Club, SNRE: 25 volunteers plant 80 native shrubs and trees as a vegetational screen between NATL and Phillips Center and mulch the area.

September 2006

Center for Leadership & Service "Gator Plunge": 50 volunteers and 5 supervisors work on these five NATL projects. nature-scape stormwater inlet at Natural Area Park, weed upland pine restoration islands, trash clean up NATL-east, mulch around NAP trees, and build up SEEP berm in low areas.

July 2006

Center for Leadership & Service "Summer Plunge": 10 volunteers upgrade the Natural Area Park by spreading 12 cu yds of mulch, trimming vegetation, and planting a sweetgum tree in the arboretum.

April 2006

Center for Leadership & Service "Greek Service Day": 60 volunteers remove obsolete field fences from Sinkhole Pond and along East Trail, clean up trash from Sinkhole Pond, clean up SEEP's weir construction site, and remove Coral ardisia, a non-native invasive plant, from NATL's hammock.

March 2006

Wetlands Club: 12 volunteers assist the Physical Plant Dept. with the construction of the SEEP weir.

February 2006

Wetlands Club, School of Natural Resources & Environment, Center for Leadership & Service, a General Ecology class, and a Principles of Natural Resource Management class: 30 volunteers remove the non-native invasive plant Coral ardisia and its seeds from NATL's hammock.

October 2005

Center for Leadership & Service "Make a Difference Day": 45 volunteers remove trash from NATL-east's Central Marsh and NATL-west's Sinkhole Pond filling a 4 cu yd dumpster with debris.

November 2004

Two First Year Florida classes: pick up trash in NATL, including that in two legacy dumps in NATL's restricted area.

Winter 2002

Entomology and Nematology Student Organization: plants replacements in the gaps in the wax myrtle hedge along the fence that separates NATL from the DPI compound.

Summer 2000 and Spring 2001

Tim Whitaker of Geomatics Students Association: makes a CAD map of NATL (available on NATL Web site), and Chris Sloan makes a CAD contour map of SEEP (available on NATL Web site).

Summer 2000

Tim Whitaker: makes an CAD map of NATL (now posted on NATL Web site).

Spring 1999

Geomatics Students Association: establishes permanent 50-meter grid in NATL.

October 1998

Environment Management in Agriculture Club: sponsors a trash pick up along NATL's south boundary.

May 1997

Entomology and Nematology Student Organization: sponsors work parties to set out slips of wiregrass and forbs in upland pine restoration areas.

February 1997

Environment Management in Agriculture Club: sponsors a trash pick up of successional plot D and along NATL's south boundary.

Fall 1996

Geomatics Students Association: establishes approximate location of NATL's south boundary, to facilitate clearing the right-of-way for the boundary fence.

Fall 1995 to date

Clay Scherer: helps to restore upland pine by girdling and felling laurel oaks.

Fall 1995 to date

Wetlands Club: devises and leads the Stormwater Ecological Enhancement Project (SEEP) for NATL's retention basin.

Fall 1995, Spring 1996

Geomatics Students Association: establishes permanent 100-meter grid in NATL.

May 1995

Botany Club and other volunteers: participate in an inventory of NATL vascular plants.

December 1995

Entomology and Nematology Student Organization: sponsors a clean up of trash and debris from NATL.

June 1995

Richard Gray: completes a 22-page Honors Thesis on the ecology of NATL's retention pond.