The Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Non-native plant Terminators) program focuses the energy and enthusiasm of fulltime AmeriCorps members on the second leading cause of habitat loss, the spread of invasive exotic plants. Assigned to state parks in pairs, Project A.N.T. members commit to 11 months and 1,700 hours, approximately 40 hours per week, battling invasive exotic plants using a three prong approach:
Additionally, Project A.N.T. members also improve and assess trails within state parks.
While focused on invasive exotic plant management, Project A.N.T. members gain a wealth of training and hands-on experience in natural resource management, along with professional and personal development. With this experience, members have the potential to continue in the field with the Florida Park Service or similar agency, or with their Segal AmeriCorps Education Award have the opportunity to further their education with the benefit of real life experience.