We just put up a display in the library to promote National Public Lands Day this September 29th. From the first event in 1994 with only three sites and 700 volunteers, National Public Lands Day has grown to more than 2,000 sites and 170,000 volunteers in 2011. It is recognized nationwide but there are numerous state parks and beaches in the Tampa Bay area that will be involved in the one-day event. Volunteers help pick up litter and remove invasive plants. Many of the parks have clean up in the morning and volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the parks, trails, and beaches for the rest of the day!
To find out more visit http://www.publiclandsday.org/
To find a park to volunteer at in the Tampa Bay area visit http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites/search?state=Florida