September 27, 2014
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY 2014
Lake Griffin State Park
Date: September 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will participate in a restoration project by helping to remove invasive exotic plants and by planting native plants. Anyone who wants to participate, age 6 and up, are welcome to join Park Staff for a day of restoration work that will beautify the park. Volunteers are required to pre-register and should contact the park for more information. Volunteers receive free admission to the park on the day of the event and the event is free of charge. All activities start at 10am and will end at approximately 2pm. Participants should arrive by 9:30am. Volunteers will also have a chance to see and learn about some of the plants and animals in the park, including some threatened and endangered plants that are an important part of the natural community that we are working to restore. Children ages 6 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. To pre-register, contact the park at 352-360-6760 or email Daniel.Osborn@dep.state.fl.us.
Fees: None, but pre-registration is required
Lake Griffin State Park is located 2 miles north of Leesburg and 30 miles south of Ocala in Fruitland Park just South of CR-466A. The park is also within an hour of central Florida's major attractions.