County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. joined Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department Director Jack Kardys and over 120 volunteers from the North Pointe YMCA as they rolled up their sleeves to plant more than 60 trees at the Country Club of Miami South Park on Thursday, June 27, 2013, as part of Million TREES Miami and his “Working for You” campaign.
“These trees will provide more shaded areas for the many families who visit the park,” said Commissioner Bovo. “They will also enhance the park’s beauty while furthering the County’s goal of achieving a sustainable urban forest.”
The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department supplied the park’s new trees, which consist of 60 silver buttonwood trees and three larger native trees.
Developed by the Miami-Dade Community Image Advisory Board, the Million TREES Miami campaign is a community-wide effort to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County by planting 1 million trees by 2020.
To donate to the program, register a tree planting or for more information, please visit http://milliontrees.miamidade.gov.
Photos by Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County photographer