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Celebrate National Trails Day Volunteer at Everglades National Park

Volunteers Help the park in many ways - here they are picking up trash
Volunteers Help Parks in Many Ways !
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News Release Date: May 29, 2014
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Kevin Bowles Mohr, 305-242-7752
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

On June 7, 2014, Everglades National Park invites the local community to celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering at the Park.National Trails Day encourages all Americans to get outside to experience, appreciate, and celebrate the natural places where we can find spectacular scenery, peace of mind, and recreation.On this day, we will remove graffiti from the popular Bobcat boardwalk and trash from the L67 canal in the Shark Valley District.

Volunteers will meet at the Shark Valley Visitor Center Parking lot at 9:00 am.

The event will end at approximately 2 pm, but volunteers are not required to stay the entire time. Be prepared for hot and humid weather.Participants are required to wear long-sleeved shirts, boots, and long pants to protect against exposure to sun, biting insects, poisonwood, and ivy.

We will provide all work materials.Please bring a lunch, water, hat, sunglasses, and maybe a change of clothes.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.

Directions: Physical Address - 36000 SW 8th St.Miami, FL 33194

Shark Valley Visitor Center is located on Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail / SW 8th St.) 25 miles west of the Florida Turnpike, exit 25A (from the north) and exit 25 (from the south).

From the Naples area, take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) approximately 70 miles east to Shark Valley

WHAT: Volunteer Opportunity for National Trails Day

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: 36000 SW 8th St.Miami, FL 33194, Shark Valley, Everglades National Park

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Did You Know?

Tree Snail

Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.