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Miami-Dade Parks celebrates National Public Lands Day with volunteer service projects and educational presentations

MIAMI (September 24, 2015)

Miami-Dade Parks is recruiting volunteers for National Public Lands Day, the nationwide event dedicated to preserving and honoring park systems, on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  National Public Lands Day is not only a volunteer day, but also a day dedicated to park awareness.  Park managers will give a presentation on the history and unique natural habitat at each park location, with the aim of educating patrons and inspiring year-round enthusiasm and volunteerism. 

Participating park sites include Arch Creek Park, Black Point Park, Crandon Park, Deering Estate, Greynolds Park, Highland Oaks Park, Homestead Bayfront Park, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, Matheson Hammock Park, and Pelican Harbor Marina.  The parks are distributed throughout the county giving more opportunities for residents to join.

Volunteers must register to participate in National Public Lands Day.  Project times vary per park. More information will be sent through email after volunteers have registered. Service activities may include removing litter and invasive exotics, trail maintenance, coastal clean-up, planting, painting, and more.  All participants will receive a certificate acknowledging community service hours.    

For additional information, please contact Lauren Breckenridge at breckl@miamidade.gov

Miami-Dade Parks, a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, focuses on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.  For more information, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.