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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 2016 - 2017 EEL Volunteer Season calendar.

September 24
Camp Matecumbe 13841 SW 120 St
Work: Planting project

October 1
Rockdale Pineland Preserve SW 144 St & SW 92 Ave
Work: Planting

October 15
County Line Scrub Preserve NE 215 St East of San Simeon Way
Work: Invasive Plant Removal

November 5
Larry & Penny Thompson Pineland Preserve SW 179 Ter & SW 122 Ave
Work: Cleanup

November 8
Hattie Bauer Hammock Preserve 26715 SW 157 Ave
Work: Invasisve Plant Removal

December 10
Crandon Park & Preserve 7200 Crandon Blvd
Work: Restoration Project

2017 Dates

January 14
East Greynolds Park & Preserve 17530 W Dixie Hwy
Work: Cleanup

January 23
Arch Creek Addition Hammock Preserve 1855 NE 135 St
Work: Invasive Plant Removal

February 4
Deering Estate-North Addition Preserve 16701 SW 72 Ave
Work: Cleanup

March 24
Florida City Pineland Preserve Palm Dr & SW 8 Ave
Work: Cleanup

April 22
Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day (Various Sites)
305-372-6784

May 13
Black Creek Forest Preserve SW 112 Ave South of SW 211 St
Work: 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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