National Public Lands Day Sept 22 for a Good Cleaning

Forget your closets, the National Parks need cleaning!

As part of the National Public Lands annual clean-up efforts, Lake Griffin State Park guides are  kayaking with volunteers through their waterways picking up trash, on Friday.

The fourth Saturday in September is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for helping clean public lands. This year, it falls on Sept. 22, although events are being held starting Wednesday through Saturday.

“If you can’t make it to a state park to help on that day, clean any public area,” said Rachel Nunlist, park manager at Lake Griffin State Park, “Even if it’s close to your home. Volunteering to clean public lands is extremely important.”

Check the state parks website at www.floridastateparks.org for a time and place close to you.

“Whether you want to help clean up a beach, remove invasive plants or plant new native plants, there are a variety of opportunities to get involved and give back,” said Parks Director Eric Draper.

Now, about your closets…

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