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For Immediate Release:
September 14, 2011

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842



Miami-Dade Parks hosting a volunteer workday in observance of National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
On Saturday, September 24, 2011, Miami-Dade Parks will take part in National Public Lands Day, joining parks across the country in a day set aside to recognize the importance of parks and encourage volunteer work.  In observance of this day, Miami-Dade Parks is hosting a volunteer workday from 9 a.m. - noon at these Parks listed below.  Those interested in volunteering for this event can contact these parks directly.

AD Barnes "Sense of Wonder" Nature Center
3401 SW 72 Ave., Miami…305-666-5883

Amelia Earhart Park
401 E 65 St., Hialeah…305-953-6024

Arch Creek Park
1885 NE 135 St., North Miami…305-944-6111

Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center
17500 SW 78 Ave., Miami…305-255-4767

Castellow Hammocks Preserve and Nature Center
22301 SW 162 Ave., Miami…305-255-4767

Crandon Park (West Point Preserve)
6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne…305-361-5421

Greynolds Park
17530 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach…305-945-3425

Highland Oaks Park
20300 NE 24 Ave., Miami…305-932-2164

As volunteers from across our nation will grab their shovels and gloves and head to their favorite park, beach, wildlife preserve, or forest on this day to help improve these treasured places, those residents of Miami-Dade County have the same opportunity to help beautify our Miami-Dade Parks.  Volunteers are needed to assist Miami-Dade Parks staff with such efforts as plantings, trail maintenance, trash pick-up, pulling weeds, and trimming trees and shrubs.

For further information about volunteering for Miami-Dade Parks' National Public Lands Day event or its future volunteer opportunities, call Miami-Dade Parks Volunteer Coordinator Angie Gomez at 305-961-2781, email angieg@miamidade.gov, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.   For more information on National Public Lands events visit www.publiclandsday.org/

About the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks 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 Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-365-6706.


 

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