From Florida Weekly
Consider that one-third of the land in America belongs to its citizens — public land where everyone can all hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or just plain relax. There’s a special joy in getting one’s hands dirty when it helps keep the land beautiful. National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to spruce up these lands while helping folks get back to some of the places they love.
Thousands of volunteers around the nation will build trails and bridges, pull invasive weeds, plant trees, remove trash and have fun getting back to nature on Saturday, Sept. 28. At the same time, they’ll get quite a workout on America’s public lands — the gym with a view. They’ll learn about the human impact on parks and lands as well as take part in a service endeavor fed with the energy of volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Join the thousands who will take part in the 20th annual National Public
Lands Day and help do your part for America’s lands at Lovers Key State Park.
Friends of Lovers Key will be hosting this event to maintain trails and pick up trash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes. Water, sunscreen, hats, gloves and insect repellent are highly recommended. Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, call 463-4588.
For additional information, contact Katie Moses at 463-4588 or e-mail Catherine.Moses@dep.state.fl.us. ¦