Miami-Dade County invites volunteers for its EEL Program to restore sensitive lands
Miami-Dade County is looking for resident volunteers for its Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program as part of its commitment to conserving and protecting endangered lands.
The volunteer program will enable residents to get first-hand experience in the tree-planting event and many earth-friendly events. More about the EEL program is in this news below.
First-hand experience for volunteers
The EEL program invites residents of Miami-Dade County to participate in the restoration of their native habitat. The upcoming event involves native tree-planting and invasive plant removal activities, to name a few.
These activities are supposed to improve ecosystems and natural habitats, all the while reducing the effects of urban heat. The Environmentally Endangered Land Program involves activities to improve the overall quality of life and conserve endangered species in the region.
EEL Program milestones
Environmentally Endangered Land Program is part of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Division of Environmental Resource Management. With the help of its partners, the EEL program expects to improve the ecosystem in Miami-Dade County.
So far, this program has successfully acquired over 20,700 acres of endangered lands due to urbanization and other environmental degradation factors. Since 1990, this more than 20,700 acres of land have been added to public ownership.
A total of 23,500 acres of land are protected under the EEL program, of which 2,800 acres are managed within the county parks. These natural lands are critical since less than 2% of the primary land remains outside the Everglades National Park.
Those willing to participate in the Environmentally Endangered Land Program or other EEL events can visit the EEL volunteer page. The program also offers community service hours to resident volunteers.
Remaining EEL event line-up
- Zoo Miami Pineland Preserve will take place on Friday, 28th April, from 9 am to 12 pm at 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, FL 33177.
- Rockdale Pineland Preserve will take place on Saturday, 29th April, from 9 am to 12 pm at SW 144 St. and SW 92 Ave., Miami, FL 33176.
- Trinity Pineland Preserve will take place on Sunda,y 30th April, from 9 am to 12 pm at 7635 SW 73 Pl., Miami, FL 33143.
- Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve will take place on Saturday, 13th May, from 9 am to 12 pm. at SW 124 St. and SW 128 Ct., Miami, FL 33189.
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