Day of Service at Fort DeSoto, Sierra Club serves outdoors on 9/11
The Sierra Club is proud to join Americans across the country volunteering on September 11 in honor and remembrance of those who bravely serve the country. The great outdoors are part of America’s heritage, and protecting our lands is a way to honor the National Day of Service. Serving on 9/11 honors others who have served our country.
Here in Tampa Bay we’ll plant sea oats to stabilize the beach so it can serve as a nursery for birds and other Gulf wildlife. We’ll also help park staff finish cleaning up Ft. DeSoto’s North Beach from Labor Day crowds.
Check-in is from 8am-9am.
Go Beyond Oil Challenge: use as little oil/ gas to get there as possible! Recognition for those who go the furthest, bring the greatest number, and get to Ft. DeSoto in the most creative manner, by land and by sea, using the least amount of oil per person. To truly move beyond oil to a clean energy future, we all need to minimize our personal use as we help preserve our natural heritage.
Afterward, PARTY!!: Celebrate the Gulf of Mexico and our work to help make it healthier at Shelter #1, shaded by Australian Pines. Participants in the Go Beyond Oil Challenge will be recognized.
The largest park in the Pinellas County Park System, Fort DeSoto Park’s 1,136 acres spread across five interconnected islands. Named America’s Top Beach twice in 3 years, recent budget cuts eliminated 2/3 of the park’s staff. Ft DeSoto needs YOUR help to remain one of the Gulf of Mexico’s treasures.
WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010
WHERE: Shelter #1, Ft. DeSoto County Park
NOTE: Shelter #1 is all the way up at the far end of North Beach
TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Check-in 8:00-9:00 am)
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