District Marks Public Lands Day With Piney Point Tract Volunteer Beach Cleanup
Representatives from the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Land Resources Department, Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful and volunteers mark Public Lands Day with a beach cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 29 ,at 9 a.m.
As part of National Public Lands Day, the District's Land Resources Department is coordinating a volunteer beach trash pick up along the District's Piney Point Tract, which was acquired from TECO with funds from the Florida Forever Program. This property, which consists of 2,376 acres of upland and coastal habitats, was purchased for preservation and restoration under the Tampa Bay Estuarine Project
Volunteers should dress for potentially muddy, wet conditions and wear a hat and/or sunglasses. Sunscreen, t- shirts, hats, gloves, garbage grabbers, bug spray, water, and a lunch will be provided. Volunteers do not have to pre-register and should carpool if possible.
For more information call Cynthia Hausman, land use and protection specialist, at 352-279-3887 (cell)
Take Interstate 75 south to Exit 220 (Parrish) and turn right on Moccasin Wallow Road. Follow the road approximately 1.5 miles to U.S. 41. Turn right (north) on U.S. 41 and go approximately 2.5 miles to County Line Road. Make a left, go over the railroad tracks and continue until you see District staff.
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