|SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) will host a volunteer event at Lakeview Park 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in honor of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).
NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to enhance and restore public lands across the country. The county’s NPLD event invites volunteers of all ages to join PRNR staff in improving the park areas by weeding, pruning, removing invasive species, litter, and more.
“We pride ourselves on the beauty of our parks and natural spaces here in Sarasota County, and the continued dedication of our volunteers helps keep these spaces healthy for future generations to enjoy,” said PRNR director Nicole Rissler. “Our volunteers have already devoted 168,973 hours in fiscal year 2021 in support of all of our park systems.”
Registration is required and volunteers are encouraged to bring hand pruners, work gloves, hat, sunglasses, water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Volunteers should also wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes such as hiking boots or sneakers. Lakeview Park is located at 7255 Hand Road, Sarasota. Sarasota County has over 160 parks and preserves available to the public for hiking, exploration, passive recreation, and other outdoor activities. These public lands are also home to hundreds of protected and endangered species of animals and plants native to Florida. To learn more about NPLD or PRNR volunteer opportunities at www.scgov.net (keyword: volunteer), or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.
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