Green Thoughts for the Day from the City of Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
For the Broward folks -- Join Us Saturday at the Secret Woods (Another Public Lands Day event)
A great group and park that could use your help! Gene
BROWARD CHAPTER of the Florida Native Plant Society
September 27, 9 am - noonish ... anytime Saturday morning
Caring for the Secret Woods Secret Woods Nature Center,2701 Florida (W. State Rd.) 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312.
PLEASE JOIN US to create a sizable team of people caring for the Secret Woods Nature Center this Saturday morning. Perhaps you can bring friends or family or just come yourself. The Secret Woods is an important intact natural park of riverside wetlands much as it was for centuries or even millennia. As with all land now surrounded by development, it requires regular maintenance to thrive despite the threats of invasive plants, river garbage, poaching, and its biological isolation. That's where our care helps tip the balance for nature.
You can be late (if 9 am is too early). You can stay for as long as suits you. You can be a bit choosy about what you do, but please do come. Contribute to the park's health. Show park staff your appreciation. Join the rest of us in clean up, planting, assisting sign-up, or supporting other volunteers. Just come, for however long. Give nature your hand. Enjoy seeing the park beyond the boardwalks.
This workday is an annual event (on Public Lands Day) for the Broward Chapter to do something tangible to protect nature and to say "thank you" to park staff for the free use of the Secret Woods facilities and their support. Wear clothes to get a bit dirty, sun protection, and study shoes to be ready for anything, or just come as you are and do what you can. Bring your own gloves, shovel, rake, or hand pruners, or use the park equipment. See you there, Saturday morning!