January 2013 Volunteer Day at Snyder Park

Volunteer Day at Snyder Park on January 26, 2013

Kids Ecology Corps and Snyder Park welcomes the new year with a new slate of Hands on Broward volunteer workdays.

On Saturday January 26th, sixteen volunteers from Hands On Broward came to  the  park. Art, Aaron, Bruce and the group tackled a new area.  If anyone has been to Snyder Park, there is a circular drive where people turn their cars around to either venture further into the park or leave towards the exit road. That fairly small area has many trees, bushes and plants that have been overtaken by exotic types of weeds and bushes that can easily cover the original native trees and bushes. If left alone, any area where they are allowed to grow will soon make the area appear like overgrown thickly covered unrecognizable bush.

 

Our group that day filled well over ten large garbage bags of weeks and bushes. As you can see from the photo below, we all had our hands filled first locating and pulling the weeds, and then loading them into bags and finally on to wheel barrels.

We never would have thought that an area so relatively small compared to the rest of the park, would take so much work by so many to remove so much. We want to thank the people who came out that day! They made a huge difference in the area so close to the entrance to the park!

 

 

The circle is now a clear, clean and free of weeds and exotic plants.

 

 

The Kids Ecology Corps at Snyder Park

3299 S.W. 4TH Avenue – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315 | Phone (954) 524-0366 E-mail: kec@kidsecologycorps.org

The Kids Ecology Corps is a program of Partners in Action, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1981, providing educational, cultural and leadership experience to young people encouraging immediate, positive, environmental action. And, continuous, determined action is making Environmental Harmony an idea whose time has come.
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