April 26, 2014
CEASE THE INVASION! EXOTIC WEED PULL WITH AMERICORPS: A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR EARTH DAY
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
A rewarding volunteer opportunity open to everyone! Celebrate Earth Day at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.
Join fellow Paynes Prairie fans and help restore native habitat by removing invasive exotic plants. We are still planning the details, but this is a great opportunity to learn more about exotic plants, spend some time OFF the trail in a different area of Paynes Prairie, and contribute a helping hand. If you are a student or individual with an interest in acquiring volunteer hours, this is also a great way to earn a few hours. Meet Paynes Prairie’s 2014 Americorps members, and learn more about the Americorps program.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No pets please.
Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them.
Wear long pants and comfortable working shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Meet at the Paynes Prairie pavilions.
RSVP and learn more on Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc. so you can receive updates from us about this event, and we can be properly prepared for you!
Fees: This event is free.
Contact: For more information, call 352-466-4966
Directions: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is located 10 miles south of Gainesville, in Micanopy, on the east side of US 441.
Coming from the north on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).
Coming from the south on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go about 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).