Invites Public to 13th Annual Cypress Seed Harvest
Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to Noon
(Lake Worth, FL – October 21, 2013) Nancy Marshall, President of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades & Florida Environmental Institute, Inc., which works for the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem, today announced that the nonprofit organization is hosting the 13th Annual Cypress Seed Harvest on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton BEACH.
"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 (mailto:plantcypress@
About the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades & Florida Environmental Institute, Inc.:
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 https://www.artmarshall.org/
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