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Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Volunteer Workdays

 Volunteer to make Miami-Dade greener!

Kids volunteering in the EEL Program. Two volunteers participating in the EEL Program.

Woman picking up weeds People cleaning up weeds

You can get involved by participating in one of the workdays organized by the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program and helping to protect and restore natural areas in Miami-Dade County. The workdays are fun, hands-on activities throughout all kinds of interesting natural areas. Community hours are available through this volunteer program. 

Workdays take place from 9 a.m. – noon. View the complete 2018 - 2019 EEL Volunteer Season calendar.

Environmentally Endangered Lands

2018 Schedule:

Saturday, September 22
Camp Matecumbe
Pine Islands Preserve
13841 SW 120 St.
National Public Lands Day

Saturday, October 27
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street
Florida Working Forests Day
(Planting - meet in east parking lot)

Saturday, November 10
Camp Matecumbe
Pine Islands Preserve
13841 SW 120 St.
(Invasive plant removal)

Saturday, December 8
Hattie Bauer Hammock Preserve
26715 SW 157 Ave.
(Invasive plant removal)

2019 Schedule:

Friday, January 18
Florida City Pineland
Palm Drive & SW 8 Ave.
Florida City
(Corporate Day)

Saturday, February 2
Deering Estate North and South Addition Preserves
17350 Old Cutler Road
(Cleanup)

Saturday, March 2
County Line Scrub Preserve
NE 215 St. - east of San Simeon Way
(Invasive plant removal)

Saturday, April 13
Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day
held at various sites
(Cleanup)

Friday, April 19
Ross Hammock Preserve
22301 SW 162 Ave.
(Planting)

Saturday, May 11
Rockdale Pineland Preserve
SW 144 St. & SW 92 Ave.
(Planting)

For more information, email or call 305-372-6611.

Note: Volunteers are required to fill out the Liability Waiver Form prior to participating.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Registration starts 15 minutes before workday begins.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required and long sleeve shirts and long pants are highly recommended.
  • Be prepared to work outside. Drink plenty of fluids during the day.
  • A hat, sunblock and insect repellent are 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 pets along on workdays.
  • Inform staff about concerns, unusual findings, strange debris or occurrences.
  • Children 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 16-18 must have the liability waiver signed by parent to participate.

EEL Program videos

  • Watch the video project from Florida International University student Gabriela Vargas. It was filmed during the EEL Workday at Black Creek on April 12, 2014.
  • Check out a news feature on Univision 23 about EEL's workdays.

Watch the Green Scene videos on the Endangered Lands Program

 

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