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Help clean up Broward parks during EcoAction Days

You can help the environment by volunteering to clean natural areas of garbage and invasive plants.  Broward County Parks has scheduled EcoAction Days running through May 2010. The workdays are held on the first Saturday of the month at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek, the second Saturday of the month at Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center in Davie and Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach, and the third Saturday of the month at the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood and Deerfield Island Park in Deerfield Beach.

The dates for December are December 5 for Fern Forest, December 12 for Long Key and Secret Woods, and December 19 for Anne Kolb and Deerfield Island. These volunteer workdays run from 9 a.m. to noon except at Deerfield Island, where the time-frame is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. They should also dress appropriately with long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long sleeves. Preregistration is required, and all participants must fill out a volunteer form before participating. Children must have a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. Other dates and times can be arranged by contacting the park or nature center of your choice.

WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center

201 Lyons Rd. South

Coconut Creek 33063

Secret Woods Nature Center

2701 W. State Rd. 84

Dania Beach 33312

Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center

3501 S.W. 130th Ave.

Davie 33330

Anne Kolb Nature Center

751 Sheridan St.

Hollywood 33019

Deerfield Island Park

1720 Deerfield Island Park,

Deerfield Beach 33441

WHEN: First Saturday of the month (Fern Forest)

Second Saturday of the month (Long Key, Secret Woods)

Third Saturday of the month (Anne Kolb, Deerfield Island)

9 a.m.-noon except for Deerfield Island, which is 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHO: For ages 13 and up.

HOW: Preregistration is required.

For further information, call the park or nature center of your choice.  These sites are also accessible from these Broward County Transit routes: #31 and #42 (Fern Forest); #6 (Secret Woods); #12 (Anne Kolb); #50 and #92 (Deerfield Island).

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at or TTY at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Nov 19 2009. Filed under Broward County, Coconut Creek, Dania, Davie, Environmental, Events, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Local news, Recreation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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