EcoAction Days

ECOACTION DAYS

Volunteers assisting with environmental cleanup 
Volunteers are important to parks, especially when it comes to helping our nature centers and natural areas clear out the trash and invasive plants that continually plague our environment. From October through May (year round at Secret Woods Nature Center), volunteers ages 13 and up get busy.

Volunteers are asked to have their own gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water on hand as they tackle the weeds and trash accumulating in different areas of the county.

Helping to clean up an environmental areaVolunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes. Long pants and long sleeves are suggested. All participants must fill out a volunteer registration form prior to participating. Volunteers ages 13 to 17 must have parent or guardian signature on the registration form. Volunteers under age 13 may participate with parent or guardian.

Please call the nature center of your choice to preregister prior to the scheduled workday and bring the signed application that day.

High school students can use these volunteer hours toward required community service hours for graduation. Corporate and student groups are also welcome. Contact the site coordinator for group information and preregistration.

Workday Volunteer Application (PDF)

Schedule:

First Saturday of the month (October-May), 9 a.m.-noon
Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek
Phone: 954-357-5198 - email: FernForest@broward.org

First Saturday of the month (October-May), 9 a.m.-noon
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie
Phone: 954-357-8797 - email: LongKey@broward.org

First Saturday of the month (year round), 9 a.m.-noon
Miramar Pineland, 3600 S. University Dr., Miramar
Phone: 954-357-8776 - email: MiramarPineland@broward.org

Second Saturday of the month (October-May), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach
Phone: 954-357-5100 - email: QuietWatersPark@broward.org  

Second Saturday of the month (year round), 9 a.m.-noon
Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach
Phone: 954-357-8884 - email SecretWoods@broward.org

Third Saturday of the month (October-May), 9 a.m.-noon
Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood
Phone: 954-357-5161 - email: WestLakePark@broward.org

Third Saturday of the month (October-April), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Deerfield Island Park, 1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach
Phone: 954-357-5100 (Quiet Waters Park)

Fourth Saturday of the month (October-April), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
North Broward Natural Areas, sites vary
Phone: 954-357-5100 (Quiet Waters Park)

Saturdays, October 12, January 11, April 12, 9 a.m.-noon
Snake Warrior's Island Natural Area, 3600 S.W. 62nd Ave., Miramar
Phone: 954-357-8776 (Miramar Pineland)

 

 EcoAction volunteers weeding the bird and butterfly garden at Long Key  EcoAction volunteers helping to beautify the bird and butterfly garden at Long Key
 Volunteers helping weed the garden at a Long Key EcoAction day  Volunteers for EcoAction day at Long Key help weed the garden

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