Cultural Resource Protection for Private Landowners - Site Stewardship, Volunteer Program
Stewardship Volunteer Program
Bureau of Archaeological Research initiated a volunteer program for the maintenance and protection of archaeological sites and historic buildings designed to complement the Florida Site Steward Agreement. Volunteers can be used on any site in need of stewarding. The State's role in this initiative is to assist property owners and land managers in coordinating site volunteers. Site Steward Volunteers have the opportunity to assist professional archaeologists in various site maintenance activities. They may commit to a long term monitoring agreement, involving site visits every few months to record damage or any other management concern.
A volunteer project at the state-owned Velda Mound site in Tallahassee includes management, clean-up, and maintenance. Volunteers are shown here trimming and removing vegetation from the site.