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FPL to help restore Pine Rockland with $5,000 donation to Million Trees Miami

MIAMI (October 01, 2015)

Leveraging a $5,000 donation by the Florida Power and Light (FPL) Company to Million Trees Miami, this Saturday volunteers will support the restoration of a Pine Rockland. The planting of pine seedlings and native species such as Wild Coffee, Beauty Berry, Coontie and Saw Palmetto’s will help conserve and protect a county managed natural area and emphasize FPL’s practice of planting the right tree in the right place. 

About Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) 
Florida Power and Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide.  

About Million Trees Miami 
The Million Trees Miami Campaign is a community-wide effort to plant one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County. .

About Miami-Dade Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL)
The focus of Miami-Dade County’s EEL Program’s is the protection and conservation of endangered lands. EEL Program and its partners have brought more than 20,700 acres of environmentally endangered lands into public ownership since 1990. Visit http://www.miamidade.gov/environment/endangered-lands.asp for more information.

 

Who:
FPL employees, Million Trees Miami and Miami-Dade Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program Volunteers
What:
A $5,000 donation funding the planting of approximately 500 plants, including pine tublings, shrubs and native grasses to restore a Pine Rockland ecosystem. ** Photo op of Miami-Dade EEL volunteers in action at 10 a.m.
When:
October 03, 2015 — 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Camp Matecumbe Pineland Preserve, 13841 SW 120th St., Miami, FL 33186 - a natural area managed by the Miami-Dade EEL Program.