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NFL GREEN WILL FOCUS ON CLEAN UP AND REPLACING TREES LOST TO HURRICANE IRMA
More than 100 volunteers are expected to join representatives from NFL Green, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Verizon and the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee to revitalize the nature preserve at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park as part of the NFL’s Huddle for 100 initiative. In honor of the league’s 100th season, Huddle for 100 is an effort to inspire 1 million people to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to make meaningful contributions to their communities. This Super Bowl community impact project will focus on removing invasive plants and debris and planting native plants and trees to replace those lost during Hurricane Irma.
WHO: Tom Morgan, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Jack Groh (NFL Green), Susan Groh (NFL Green), Tara Neilan (Verizon), Rodney Barreto (Miami Super Bowl Host Committee), Diana Young (Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department), Volunteers from Miami-Dade County Park Conservation Corps, the Miami Dolphins Special Teams, Verizon, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and Terra Environmental Research Institute.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, Nature Preserve - 11395 SW 79th Street, Miami
Parking will be available across the street from the preserve, in front of the baseball fields. Please follow event directional signage.
SIGNIFICANCE: The park’s nature preserve is designated as a Native Forest Community (NFC) and is one of urban Miami’s last natural forests. It features 1.5 miles of trails and is home to a tropical hardwood hammock – an area of hardwood trees that shelters a diversity of native plants. To help preserve this precious habitat, invasive plants will be removed, and hundreds of native hammock shrubs, plants and trees will be added to enhance this natural area.
The NFL has incorporated environmental projects into the management of Super Bowl for more than 25 years. Super Bowl community greening projects include tree planting, reforestation and the creation of community gardens and pollinator gardens. These environmental projects are part of a larger program of community events and initiatives implemented each year by the NFL and Super Bowl Host Committee to leave a positive benefit in each Super Bowl host community.
CONTACTS: Susan Groh, NFL Green (401) 952-0885
Gloria Garces, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee (786) 789-2020
Kamali Burke, Miami-Dade Parks (786) 300-9046