|Trail Work - In and Around the Flamingo Area
FLAMINGO, Florida: On Saturday December 8, 2012, Everglades National Park is hosting a public volunteer event in the Flamingo district. Work will include trail maintenance and clearing viewpoints. Trimming the ever-growing vegetation and redefining paved areas are vital for the continued use of park facilities and will be the majority of Saturday’s work. Volunteers will utilize provided tools such loppers, saws and shovels.
Volunteers will meet at 9:00am in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot. Be prepared for hot and humid weather. 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, refillable water bottle, hat, and sunglasses. Storms are common this time of year so be equipped for rain.
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. All are invited. To volunteer, show up or RSVP with Kevin Bowles Mohr at (305) 242-7752
Directions: Address of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center: 40001 SR 9336, Homestead, FL 33034
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. Volunteers driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park. www.nps.gov
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