26715 SW 157th Avenue
Miami, Florida

Attention Volunteers! We need your help to restore Natural Areas in Miami-Dade County! You can get involved by joining one of our workdays scheduled from October through April. Together, we will help protect and restore our rare native habitats by removing exotic vegetation, restoring native vegetation, enhancing trails, and conducting clean-up activities. Volunteers are taught to identify various invasive non-native plants while gaining a greater understanding of the local habitats and rare ecosystems unique to South Florida. Now more than ever, The Parks & Recreation Natural Areas Management Division and the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program need your support to restore and maintain our natural areas. With your help we can accomplish this important task!

Volunteer Workday Guidelines:

• Registration starts at 8:45. Workdays begin promptly at 9:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM.
• Be prepared to work outside. Drink plenty of fluids during the day!
• Closed-toe shoes are required and long sleeve shirts and long pants are highly recommended.
• A hat, sun block, and insect repellent are also recommended.
• Listen to the orientation given at the beginning of the workday. Pay attention to instructions and warnings (such as how to avoid poison ivy and poison wood).
• Please, do not bring small children or pets along on workdays.
• Do not bring machetes, chain saws, line trimmers, or other motorized equipment.
• Smoking and littering are not permitted.
• Inform staff about concerns, unusual findings, strange debris or occurrences.

Please call (305)257-0933 for further information .

Official Website: http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/preservation.asp%20

Added by greenermiami on September 15, 2006

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