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Join the effort to protect our precious lands and waters by volunteering at Haulover Park and Marina in celebration of National Public Lands Day

MIAMI (September 20, 2016)

Join the national effort to protect and conserve our lands and waters by participating in the National Public Lands Day service project on Saturday, September 24, from 8:30 a.m. – noon, at Haulover Park and Marina, 10800 Collins Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL, hosted by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. 

Built in 1948 and designed by famed architect William Lyman Phillips, Haulover Park and Marina is one of Miami-Dade Parks’ seven Heritage parks.  The 177-acre park features 1.4 miles of beaches, a full-service marina, fishing pier, a dog park and more. Beautification and restoration projects scheduled for this day include exotic plant removal from the sand dunes, micro-debris removal at picnic areas and shoreline, mulching of the dog park and other beautification projects throughout the park. In addition, representatives from the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station will conduct a special Pelican bird release and educate the community on the negative impacts litter and micro-debris can have on our precious wildlife and their natural habitats.

Volunteers will check-in at 8:30 a.m. in the field just outside Haulover’s dog park and near the bike rentals.  A brief opening ceremony will follow at 9 a.m. with remarks by dignitaries from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman’s District 4 office and Miami-Dade Parks’ Director Jack Kardys, recognizing the importance of maintaining and protecting our public lands and waters. 

Registration is required to participate in the service project. 

For more information on this or other opportunities, or for businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring a volunteer service project, please call Diana Young, Community Outreach and Resource Manager for Miami-Dade Parks at 305-961-2781 or via email at Diana.Young@miamidade.gov

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.

Who:
Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
What:
National Public Lands Day Service Project at Haulover Park and Marina
When:
September 24, 2016 — 08:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Haulover Park and Marina, 10800 Collins Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL, 305-947-3525 phone