Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Florida Arbor Day Volunteers

MOSI is celebrating Florida Arbor Day this Saturday January 10th with a mass volunteer planting of 100+ trees in the Back Woods forest preserve and the BioWorks Butterfly Garden. In addition to the plantings, there will nature and tree related craft activities for the kids, a native tree seedling sale, recycling info from the City of Tampa, info from the Florida Division of Forestry, and more!! The event takes place from 11am to 3pm.

Now what was that about volunteers? Well, I just wanted to note that we have an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers to help with our planting! I owe many thanks to Andrea Barber at Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Mindy Moss with the Caribbean chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Rob Northrop Hillsborough County Extension Forester, and the marketing staff here at MOSI for getting the word out to potential volunteers!

If you are volunteering this Saturday, thank you in advance. This is going to be a wonderful day to get outdoors, plant a tree, and get involved with the restoration of the Back Woods forest. It is my hope that many of you will want to return to volunteer for more restoration activities!


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