Fred Dallas, a volunteer at Henderson Beach State Park, was chosen as the District 1 Volunteer of the Month for December 2017. This program recognizes volunteers who consistently exhibit an attitude of dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism, self-motivation and cooperation toward the Florida Park Service and its mission.

“With 2,500-plus volunteer hours contributed, your dedication to Florida State Parks is remarkable," Warren V. Poplin, chief, Bureau of Parks District 1, wrote in an email. "Your ‘above and beyond’ attitude has been demonstrated repeatedly over your 11 years of volunteer service.”

Dallas is also active in Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks and is on the executive board.