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ERM Volunteer Opportunities in August

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

VOLUNTEER EVENT  (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What: trash removal, planting native vegetation    
Where: Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area – 150 Hypoluxo Road – Hypoluxo   
Additional Site Information:   http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/hypoluxo-scrub/
When: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
Directions: From I-95 exit at Hypoluxo Road – head east on Hypoluxo Road for roughly 1 mile – the natural area is located on the south side of Hypoluxo Road between Overlook Road and U.S. Highway 1 – look for the two large wooden observation towers to locate the parking lot.
Volunteers should wear long pants, T-shirts, boots or sneakers. We will be working in brush-filled areas – so volunteers should wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. Restrooms are available at various stores located across the street from the natural area. ERM will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Volunteers will be working in open areas so be prepared for the sun and heat. Event participation is limited to the first 12 volunteers who register

VOLUNTEER EVENT  
What:  trash removal along Intracoastal Waterway
Where: Jupiter Ridge Natural Area – 1800 S. U.S. Highway 1 - Jupiter
Additional Site Information:   http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/jupiter-ridge/
When: Saturday, August 11
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Volunteers must arrive at 8 a.m. – we will be leaving the parking lot by county vehicles no later than 8:15 to travel to the cleanup site. Volunteers arriving late will not be able to help with the project.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Donald Ross Road – head east on Donald Ross Road to U.S. Highway 1 – turn left and head north on U.S. Highway 1 for roughly 2.5 miles – the entrance to the natural area is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 1 (just north of the Bluffs development).
Volunteers should be prepared to get wet and muddy as part of the cleanup will occur along the Intracoastal Waterway. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty. No sandals allowed – please wear either sneakers or hiking boots. Be prepared for mosquitoes. Restroom facilities are available on site (Port-a-let). ERM will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the first 24 volunteers who register.

VOLUNTEER EVENT  (WEEKDAY EVENT)
What: trash removal, exotic plant removal
Where: High Ridge Scrub Natural Area – 7300 High Ridge Road - unincorporated Palm Beach County
Additional Site Information:   http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/high-ridge-scrub/
When: Thursday, August 16
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Directions: From I-95 exit at Hypoluxo Road - head west on Hypoluxo Road to High Ridge Road - turn left and head south on High Ridge Road for roughly a half mile. The natural area is located on the left (east side of High Ridge Road.

Volunteers should wear long pants, T-shirts, sneakers or hiking boots. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes as we will be working in brush-filled areas. Restroom facilities are not available at the natural area. Closest restroom facility is at a gas station located on the corner of High Ridge Road and Hypoluxo Road. ERM will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 12 volunteers who register.

 

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