Red Mangroves Tree Planting Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Red Mangroves serve as vital habitat and nursery grounds for 80% of the marine and bird life in Florida. The Kids Ecology Corps, in partnership the City of Hollywood, is doing its part to restore and protect this very important natural resource by planting Red Mangroves in The Wetlands adjacent to John Lloyd State Park in Hollywood. This project is open to all but limited to 25 volunteers ages 10 and up. Parking is available at the public parking lot located in Dania Beach 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 4, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: North of Dania Beach Pier, In Dania Beach.
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