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Web banner photo courtesy of Scott Berglund, taken at North Collier Regional Park November 19, 2022 during the Winter Butterfly Count.

Join a garden team in 2023, experience the positive impact gardening has on your life, your health and our environment.

Part of our mission at Collier County Parks & Recreation is to protect and sustain our environment. In addition to our more well known sports fields and playgrounds, we also maintain tranquil garden spaces in several parks, with room to grow!  Currently, the largest is the butterfly garden at North Collier Regional Park, full of colorful plants important to our native butterflies.    Garden Brochure

Passionate about the environment?

Our volunteer garden program is more than just having fun in the dirt surrounded by beautiful flowers and nature.  This program is about raising awareness about pollinators, educating the public and learning about Florida native plants and butterflies.   Inquire about how you can be part of this amazing and environmentally impactful program today.   We are growing a new team for Veterans Community park and invite you to join us to make a difference for our environment and our community.

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Advanced Butterfly Identification Training
May 24, 2023 / 6:30pm – 7:30pm
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Introduction to Butterfly Identification and Butterfly Counts
May 31, 2023 / 6:30pm – 7:30pm
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Advanced Butterfly Identification Training
June 14, 2023 / 2:30pm – 3:30pm
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Butterfly Count (North Collier Regional Park, Sugden Regional Park, Conner Park)
June 24, 2023 / Time T.B.A.

Volunteer in a Garden, improve your health, grow your social circle, laugh a lot, and play more with us!

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Contact us or send your photos for the Photo Library to:

Program Lead: Connie Nagele – 239.248.8272

Volunteer Coordinator: E-mail – 239-252-4033


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