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ERM Volunteer Opportunities in July

The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has two weekday volunteer events and two weekend volunteer events planned for July. The projects are designed for volunteers ages 16 and older. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Volunteers can register for an event by calling Ann Mathews at 561-233-2426 or emailing her at amathews@pbcgov.org. Thanks for helping ERM keep Palm Beach County clean and green.

NOTE: The number of volunteer events scheduled for the months of July and August will decrease as working conditions become harsher (high heat/humidity and thunderstorms).

VOLUNTEER EVENT
What:   Removing trash from wooded areas and mangrove shoreline
Where: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (JILONA) – Jupiter
Additional Site Information: http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/jupiter-inlet/
When:  Saturday, July 14
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Indiantown Rd. (SR  706) – head east on Indiantown Rd. to U.S. Highway 1 – turn left and head north on U.S. Highway 1 to Beach Rd (707) – turn right on Beach Rd. and park in Lighthouse Park (located at 500 Captain Armours Way). Volunteers will then head east on Beach Rd. for roughly 1/8 mile to the natural area entrance which is located on the north side of Beach Rd. Look for a white County vehicle to locate volunteer meeting area.
Volunteers should wear long pants, T-shirts, sneakers or hiking boots. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes as we will be working in dirty and muddy areas. Much of the trash is buried in saw palmetto, so volunteers should be prepared for some serious “crashing and bashing” through the woods. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area, but are available at Lighthouse Park. ERM will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the first 25 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT  (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What:  Removing trash and invasive plants
Where: Seacrest Scrub Natural Area – 3400 S. Seacrest Blvd. - Boynton Beach
Additional Site Information:   http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/seacrest-scrub/
When: Thursday, July 19
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Woolbright Road – head east on Woolbright Road to Seacrest Blvd. – turn right and head south on Seacrest Blvd. for roughly 2 miles. The natural area is located on the east side of Seacrest Blvd. just south of the hospital. Look for a brown sign at the parking lot entrance. Volunteers should wear long pants, T-shirts, boots or sneakers. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. Restrooms are available at Bethesda Hospital on Seacrest Blvd. We will be working in brush-filled areas, so volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes. ERM will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 15 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT  (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What:Removing trash from Intracoastal Waterway  
Where: Juno Dunes Natural Area – 14501 S. U.S. Highway 1 - Juno Beach
Additional Site Information:   http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/juno-dunes/
When: Thursday, July 26
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
Directions:  From I-95 exit at Donald Ross Road – head east on Donald Ross Rd. to U.S. Highway 1 - turn left and head north on U.S. Highway 1 for roughly 1/4 mile. The parking lot entrance is on the west side of U.S. Highway 1. Volunteers can wear shorts (or long pants), T-shirts and old sneakers. We will be cleaning up the mangrove shoreline, so volunteers should be prepared to get wet and muddy. Restroom facilities are not available at this site. ERM will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 15 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT
What: Removing trash and invasive plants
Where: Yamato Scrub Natural Area – 701 Clint Moore Rd. in Boca Raton
Additional Site Information:   http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/yamato-scrub/
When: Saturday, July 28
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
Directions: From I-95 exit at Congress Ave. - head south on Congress Ave. to Clint Moore Road - turn left and head east on Clint Moore Road for roughly 1/2 mile. The natural area entrance is located on the north side of Clint Moore Road. Volunteers will need to make a U-turn on Clint Moore Road (at the Boca Raton Shrine Club) to access the natural area parking lot. We will meet everyone in the parking lot and then proceed to the project work area. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes as we will be working in scrub habitat. Hats and sunscreen are recommended as we will be working in open areas with little to no shade. Restroom facilities (Port-a-Lets) are available in the parking lot. ERM will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the first 25 volunteers who register.

 

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