|SARASOTA COUNTY – The County invites volunteers to join them in commemorating the 30th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 23. From humble beginnings with one federal agency, two sites, and 700 volunteers, NPLD has grown into the largest single-day volunteer event for public lands.
|Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate and partner with Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) staff in various activities, including, litter pick -up, removing nuisance plants, planting native vegetation and assisting in paving the path for a new trail at Potter Park.
|Director of PRNR, Nicole Rissler, expressed her gratitude, stating, “Our volunteers have already devoted 85,336 hours in fiscal year 2023 in support of our park systems. Their dedication helps preserve the county’s parks and natural areas and keeps these spaces healthy and beautiful for future generations to enjoy.”
Registration for the event is mandatory and volunteers are encouraged to bring hand pruners, work gloves, a hat, sunglasses, a refillable water bottle, bug spray and sunscreen. Additionally, closed-toe, closed-heel shoes, such as hiking boots or sneakers, should be worn.
Where: Potter Park, 8587 Potter Park Drive, SarasotaWhen: September 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
For more information about National Public Lands Day or PRNR volunteer opportunities, please visit SarasotaCountyParks.com or call 311.