Volunteers Sought for Parks' EcoAction Days
DATE: September 23, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
PHONE: 954-357-8115
EMAIL: mmills@broward.org  

WHAT: BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Parks and Recreation Division announces its schedule of EcoAction Days, volunteer workdays that teach participants about environmental stewardship while they help clear nature centers and natural areas of garbage and invasive plants.

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. They should also dress appropriately with long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long sleeves.

Preregistration is required, and all participants must fill out a workday form before participating. For volunteers under 18, parental signatures are required. Other dates and times can be arranged by contacting the site of your choice. Corporate and student groups are welcome. Participation can be used toward high school community service hours.

WHERE: Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33019; 954-357-5161
Deerfield Island Park, 1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441; 954-357-5100
Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL 33063; 954-357-5198
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie, FL 33330; 954-357-8797
Miramar Pineland, 3600 S. University Dr., Miramar, FL 33025; 954-357-8776
North Broward Natural Areas, 954-357-5100
Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; 954-357-5100
Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312; 954-357-8884
Snake Warrior’s Island Natural Area, 3601 S.W. 62nd Ave., Miramar, FL 33023; 954-357-8776

WHEN: First Saturday of month – Fern Forest (October-May, 9 a.m.-noon), Long Key (October-May, 9 a.m.-noon), Miramar Pineland (year round, 9 a.m.-noon)
Second Saturday of month – Quiet Waters (October-May, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.), Secret Woods (year round, 9 a.m.-noon)
Third Saturday of month – Anne Kolb (October-May, 9 a.m.-noon), Deerfield Island (October-April, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Fourth Saturday of month – North Broward Natural Areas (October-April, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Saturdays, October 12, January 11, April 12 – Snake Warrior’s Island (9 a.m.-noon)

WHO: For ages 13 and up.

HOW: Preregistration is required.

For further information, contact the location of your choice.

Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit broward.org/parks.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.

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