The City of Clearwater Parks & Recreation Volunteer Program is gearing up to celebrate Earth Day 2021!
This year marks the 51st Anniversary of the holiday which takes place on April 22. Earth Day is more than just a one-day celebration, as the parks & recreation department works year-round to ensure the brightest and most beautiful city with the help of our fantastic volunteer community. This year the city’s volunteer program is teaming up with community members and local organizations to host several initiatives around the city. Initiatives consist of invasive plant removals, park plantings, and litter pickups.
“Our volunteers are greatly appreciated for all of the time and help that they contribute to beautifying our community and ensuring that it remains bright and beautiful all year long,” said Volunteer and Environmental Lands Manager Alyssa Gaudreault. “We are able to fulfill our mission because of them.”
The parks & recreation volunteer program in partnership with the sustainability, neighborhoods, and solid waste departments are also hosting Earth Day Invades Moccasin Lake Nature Park Invasive Plant Scavenger Hunt, a fun, family-friendly event April 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
April 17 – Invasive Species Scavenger Hunt at Moccasin Lake Nature Park
April 17 – Earth Day Celebration Native Planting
April 21 – United Way Day of Caring at Moccasin Lake Nature Park – Invasive Species Removal
April 22 – Earth Day Bay Park Clean Up
April 22 – Earth Day State Street Park Clean Up
April 24 – North Beach Clean Up for Global Youth Service Day
April 24 – Invasive Species Removal at Moccasin Lake Nature Park
April 24 – Glen Oaks Clean Up with Tampa Bay Watch
April 24 – Crest Lake Park Clean Up
Those interested can view upcoming opportunities and register by visiting https://www.myclearwaterparks.com/athletics/volunteering.
Information provided by the City of Clearwater
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