Nova Mangroves Planting Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
The Kids Ecology Corps with the help of Students from Nova Southeastern University will be planting Red Mangroves in the wetlands of John Lloyd State Park in Hollywood. We hope to plant another 200 red mangrove trees. Red Mangroves serve as vital habitat and nursery grounds for 80% of the marine and bird life in Florida. KEC is doing their part to restore and protect this very important natural resource. Parking is available free of charge in the State Park. Bring plenty of sunscreen and make sure to drink lots of fluids. We recommend that you wear a hat, shorts, short sleeve shirt and comfortable work shoes.

Date: October 19, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: John Lloyd State Park in Hollywood.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Lee Gottlieb
September 29, 2008
Kids Ecology Corps
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory