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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Date: September 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Description:

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is proud to host National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10am - 2pm. Guests will sign up as volunteers for the park and, under ranger-guided supervision, assist with exotic and invasive plant species removal from park ecosystems incuding Maritime Hammock and Coastal Dune Lakes. Guest volunteers will learn about the park's Florida-specific ecocystems and why the removal of exotic and invasive plants are crucial to their sustained health. Ecological presentations will be offered and the satisfaction gained from knowing that you have taken part in historical, ecological preservation. Some native plants may be provided for planting in appropriate ecological niches. Pavilions will be provided for guests' convenience for lunch. Guests are encouraged to pack a lunch and bring adequate water (encouraged to use reusable water containers) for the day. September is still hot and buggy so guests are reminded to hydrate appropriately and may want to bring bug spray for your comfort. For additional information, or to register as an individual or as a group, please feel free to email mark.foley@dep.state.fl.us.

Fees: Free park entry for registered volunteer participants.

Contact: (954) 564-4521

Directions: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is located on East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, off A1A.

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