Training Partners - Southwest Region

Please contact your local Lead FMNP Instructors listed below for more information on their future class plans or to inquire about waiting lists. To email, just click on Instructor's name.


UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County
25550 Harbor View Road
Suite 3
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Associate - Jim Knoy; 303-868-8337
Assistant - Glen McLean; 941-764-4340
Associate - Jamie Reynolds; 941-637-8284
Lead - Betty Staugler; 941-764-4340 ext. 4346
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems, Coastal Shoreline Restoration


Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd. West
Naples, FL 34120-4865
Lead - Sally Stein; 239-348-9151 ext. 112
Course(s) Offered:
Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems

Rookery Bay NERR
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113-8059
Lead - Sarah Falkowski; 239-530-5975
Associate - Randy McCormick; 239-417-6310
Associate - Jessica Mcintosh
Assistant - Renee Wilson; 239-417-6310 ext. 213
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems


The Randell Research Center
P.O. Box 608
Bokeelia, FL 33945
Lead - Cindy Bear; 239-283-6168
Mike Sweeney; (267)625-4051
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Upland Systems

Matanzas Pass Preserve
199 Nature View Ct.
Ft. Meyers Beach, FL 33931
Lead - Morris (Mick) Curtis; 410-456-6753
Associate - James Rodwell; 239-565-7437
Assistant - Jim Winn
Course(s) Offered:
Coastal Systems, Freshwater Systems

Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc.
718 Fishermans Wharf
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Associate - Walter Cheatham; 404-354-1521
Lead - Joanne Semmer; 239-765-8101
Course(s) Offered:
Freshwater Systems, Upland Systems

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County
3406 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Co-Lead - Roy Beckford; (239)533-7512
Co-Lead - Joy Hazell; 239-461-7518
Course(s) Offered:
Freshwater Systems