2017-05-18 / Top News

Conservancy honors volunteers for their time, talent

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Rob Moher, Karl Williams and Jean Hartman with a check representing the more than 430,000 hours Conservancy volunteers have donated over the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. 
COURTESY PHOTOS Rob Moher, Karl Williams and Jean Hartman with a check representing the more than 430,000 hours Conservancy volunteers have donated over the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. COURTESY PHOTOS Every day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, volunteers go above and beyond to ensure the conservation of Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future.

“From a welcoming smile at the front gazebo or the Welcome Center to rescuing and transporting injured animals and providing support for our groundbreaking scientific research, each volunteer makes a positive impact,” Rob Moher, Conservancy president and CEO, told guests at the recent volunteer recognition breakfast held at Vi at Bentley Village.

During a surprise presentation, Bob Schultheis was named 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Mr. Schultheis began volunteering at the Conservancy after moving to the Naples area from St. Louis, Mo., in 2009. Since then, he has generously donated a total of 5,465 hours to the organization, serving in all areas of its mission.


Rob Moher and Volunteer of the Year Bob Schultheis Rob Moher and Volunteer of the Year Bob Schultheis “Bob Schultheis is an incomparable member of our volunteer team,” said volunteer coordinator Chanel McGregor. “His commitment to the Conservancy and passion for our mission knows no bounds.”

As season winds down, many volunteers head north, creating a need for summer helpers in a variety of positions, Ms. McGregor said. Anyone age 16 and older is welcome to join the volunteer corps. For an application or more information, visit www.conservancy.org/volunteer. ¦



Darby Beliveau and John Bass Darby Beliveau and John Bass

Linda Hensley and Rick Hensley Linda Hensley and Rick Hensley

Wayne Schneider, Barbara Schneider and Chanel McGregor Wayne Schneider, Barbara Schneider and Chanel McGregor

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