eVIP volunteers at the 2020 Invasive Species Blitz and tree planting event at Blanchard Park.
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Fall 2020
National Public Lands Day Goes Virtual!
Join the Orange County Environmental Protection Division to celebrate National Public Lands Day. This year's program will be held virtually on Savage Christmas Creek Preserve, a Green PLACE property. Participants will be able to safely follow along from home as staff lead a virtual hike through the property, provide hiking tips and information on the Florida National Scenic Trail. Related opportunities to volunteer as an individual or family unit will be announced shortly. Contact eVIP@ocfl.net to learn more and receive full details on this virtual event.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
2019 eVIP Annual Report
Volunteer Impact
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Check out all the good work that was completed by eVIP volunteers in 2019. Last year, 758 eVIP volunteers spent 4,363 hours on projects with Orange County. That equates to $104,886 worth in donated time. S ee the breakdown of our volunteers' collective accomplishments in this   Annual Report Infographic . As always, thank you to all the volunteers who helped Orange County make a difference. We appreciate your efforts!
Reduce Water Pollution in Orange County
Request a Speaker for Your Group
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Are you wondering if your landscape is environmentally friendly? Nobody wants to pollute our lakes, rivers and springs, but oftentimes the lawn maintenance regime we use is doing just that. Contact Orange County EPD to request a speaker to teach about the County's ordinances on Fertilizer Management and Water Quality Protection. Presentations to homeowners associations, community organizations, property managers, realtors, congregations or any other interested adult groups are available upon request. EPD's goal is to help citizens protect our natural resources. We can help arrange meeting locations, if needed, and are available nights and weekends, too!  Email  now to request more information and to set up your group's presentation.
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Receive More News From EPD
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Would you like to learn more about Orange County EPD? EPD is excited to share a variety of information about events, sustainability, the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, regulatory updates, lake management, water quality and more! If you would like to be included on the email list, please fill out this brief sign-up form .
ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Storm Drain Labeling
Spearhead a storm drain labeling project in your community. Orange County eVIP provides all the supplies, a one-hour training session and the support to create an enjoyable and meaningful service project for your group. Please help us keep our surface water clean and our storm drains functioning properly. Great project for scout groups! 
EnviroScape Training Workshop
Learn how to use the EnviroScape Model to provide fun, hands-on watershed education presentations to youth in Orange County. Are you an educator? Once trained, classroom teachers and youth group leaders can also "check out" our education materials. One-on-one trainings can be arranged to accommodate your schedule.
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Internship Program
To learn more about the program, send an email stating your interest. Internships are competitive and applications are accepted year-round. Students can earn service hours, college credit and meaningful work experience. Interns who complete a three-month unpaid internship are eligible to apply for paid internships as available.
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Orange County Water-Quality Monitoring
Orange County partners with the UF/IFAS LAKEWATCH program to provide volunteers with training and equipment for water-quality testing on local lakes. Volunteers need lake access, a few hours each month to collect samples, transportation to deliver samples, a canoe or watercraft and a one-year-plus commitment to sampling. 
In-School, After-School and Summer Camp Presentations
Teachers and youth group leaders interested in watershed education can request EnviroScape presentations for their students. Presentations are approximately 25 minutes long and are scheduled throughout the academic year and summer months as schedule permits.
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Community
´╗┐Cleanup Kit
Is your group looking for an environmental project? eVIP has a new kit that helps individuals lead a cleanup and assist in keeping Orange County free of pollution. eVIP provides the supplies, training and support. The project is a good fit for volunteers of all ages and groups of all sizes. Educational materials will be provided as requested.  
eVIP Needs Your Help!
If you enjoyed being an eVIP volunteer, please help us get the word out through social media. You can also provide your feedback and offer ideas for improvement! Scan the QR code or click on this link to access the short survey.
If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed above, please contact the Orange County Environmental Protection Division Volunteer Coordinator 
Carrie Mohanna at Carrie.Mohanna@ocfl.net or 321-689-8232.
Orange County Environmental Protection Division
407-836-1430 | Cell 321-689-8232 | Fax 407-836-1499
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803
Serving our community by conserving, protecting and enhancing the environment for current and future generations.
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