“Friends and families are invited to join us for our annual Cypress Seed Harvest,” said Nancy Marshall. “This rain-or-shine event is appropriate for all ages, but small children will need to be closely supervised.”
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. The Marshall Foundation will provide collection bags, harvesting tools and drinking water, although volunteers are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles to help reduce waste. Older volunteers can also bring ladders and/or rakes to help loosen high hanging seeds without damaging trees.
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, on the west side of US441 and south of Boynton Beach Blvd.
For more information or to RSVP, please call 561.233-9004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by October 25, 2012.
About the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades:
Based in Palm Beach County, the Marshall Foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based education and outreach programs. Annually, more than 25,000 elementary and high school students in Palm Beach County actively participate in the Marshall Foundation's various education programs.
Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has in recent years awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and internships, planted nearly 100,000 native Florida trees in wetland areas, and involved more than 5,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects.
For more information about the Marshall Foundation, please call 561.233.9004 or visit www.artmarshall.org.
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