(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Join Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures for a special Arbor Day tree planting event on Saturday, May 7th, from 9 am to 12 pm at Crandon Gardens, located at Crandon Park, 4000 Crandon Blvd. in Key Biscayne.
In celebration of National Arbor Day 2011, volunteers are needed to assist in the planting of tropical flowering trees at Crandon Gardens. Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care of trees in communities throughout the country. As part of the "Color Your World" project, the Crandon Park Master Plan provides an opportunity to plant colorful tropical flowering trees in the garden. Due to the generous efforts of Daryl Mund of Foliage Express, twenty-five flowering trees were donated from various South Florida plant nurseries to beautify Crandon Gardens with a seasonal display of colorful tropical flowers.
Trees will be planted with the help of volunteers and under the guidance of park landscape architects, maintenance personnel and naturalist staff. Please call 305-365-3018 if you would like to participate in the Arbor Day tree planting event. Hand tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers can enter Crandon Park through Parking Lot #3 and meet at Crandon Gardens, entrance south of Parking Lot #4.
Please note: National Arbor Day is officially celebrated on April 30th, but the Arbor Day tree planting was scheduled for May 7th to be closer to the start of the rainy season.
About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department (MDPR):
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, MDPR is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about MDPR the public can call 3-1-1 or visit online.