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On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s Natural Areas Management (NAM) Division is hosting a “Natural Areas Community Clean Up Days” event.  Lend a hand in helping to improve one our community’s most precious nature preserves – Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 St., Miami.

The cleanup will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon; check-in opens at 8 a.m. The group will meet at the park’s trail head. Activities will include removal of air potato bulbils and tubers and other invasive exotic plants from the main hammock forest.

What to Wear and Bring:

  • a long-sleeved shirt
  • closed-toe shoes
  • work gloves
  • bring along drinking water

Individuals, community/civic groups, schools and corporate entities who are interested in volunteering their time are welcome. This is the perfect opportunity for high school students and other individuals looking to fulfill community service requirements. Children age 7-12 may participate but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please register at www.iaminvolved.org.

Be sure to mark your calendar for these 2019 Natural Areas Community Clean Up Days:  Feb. 9, May 18 and Oct. 26.

What does Miami-Dade Parks’ NAM Division do?

It is responsible for restoring and managing 98 nature preserves totaling more than 26,000 acres of land. The team provides natural resources management services as well as scientific and environmental expertise to various county, state and federal agencies. Get to know them and be a part of their restoration efforts!

About Miami-Dade Parks

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. The nonprofit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.