Everglades National Park Hosts Volunteers-in-Parks Day

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Date: April 14, 2014
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HOMESTEAD, FL:

Get Outdoors and create a new kind of national park memory by volunteering in your national park, just minutes away from Miami.  


The National Park Service Volunteers-in-Parks Day is Saturday, April 19, 2014. Everglades National Park will host a volunteer event on April 19 to trim brush around trails and trail heads in the Flamingo District, making the area safer, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing for visitors.

 

Volunteers will meet at 8:00

am in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot. We will then caravan to the service location. Participants are required to wear long-sleeved shirts, sneakers, and long pants to protect against exposure to sun, biting insects, poisonwood, and ivy. Please bring a lunch, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.

 

Participating volunteers will receive a free entry pass, enabling each volunteer to visit the Everglades again and share this unique National Park with their family and friends.

 

Directions:  
Address of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center: 40001 SR 9336, Homestead, FL 33034

Volunteers coming from the Miami area and northern destinations should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S.1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center will be on the right.


 

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Who: Everglades National Park

What:Clearing trails in Flamingo as part of Volunteers-In-Parks Day
Where: Volunteers meet at Ernest Coe Visitor Center in Homestead, travel to Flamingo area of park
When
: All Day activity beginning at

 8 am Saturday, April 19 2014 

 

NOTE - Photo - Courtesy NPS, volunteers clearing trails, additional photos available on request.

 

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Did You Know?

Tropical Hardwood Hammock

The “high and dry” tree islands of the Everglades are called tropical hardwood hammocks. The park marks a significant edge of the northern limits of many subtropical plants and the southern limits of many temperate plants. This provides quite a unique and beautiful landscape.

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