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Mary Ann 1939

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Review for Rainbow River Conservation Inc, Dunnellon, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

R.R.C. while dedicated to the protection of Rainbow River many of the educational projects undertaken help by creating a greater understanding of the importance of all of Florida's springs. This included work with a local school system in which the students produced and presented an educational program on the importance of protecting water globally as well as locally. The also worked with local schools enabling students to produce bat boxes to control mosquitoes in an environmentally friendly way and have provided a local Boy Scout group with the opportunity to organize and carry out public service projects.

The organization has advocated for sound recreational use of Rainbow Springs and River. As a part of this effort it has produced an amazing and beautiful underwater DVD of the river . The dedicated volunteer efforts of members has lead to the development of a park on the shore of the Rainbow River allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy this beautiful river. Members have planted native vegetation back into the shoreline of the river and advocated for regulation to prevent harmful runoff into the river from adjacent roadways and lands. They host an annual cleanup of the river and ongoing education which has resulted in progressively less trash being found in spite of increased usage of the river.

The Rainbow River Conservation organization is a great example of what “grass roots” involvement can do .

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer