TEAM UP WITH NFL GREEN FOR SUPER BOWL PROJECT TO REVITALIZE NATURE CENTER PRESERVE AND LEISURE ACCESS CENTER AT AD “DOUG” BARNES PARK
Looking for 50 volunteers (100 hands) to join representatives from NFL Green, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Verizon and the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee to revitalize the nature preserve at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park as part of the NFL’s Huddle for 100 initiative. In honor of the league’s 100th season, Huddle for 100 is an effort to inspire 1 million people to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to make meaningful contributions to their communities. This Super Bowl community impact project will focus on removing invasive plants and debris and planting native plants and trees and establish community gardens.
The park’s nature preserve is designated as a Native Forest Community (NFC) and Environmental Endangered Land (EEL) as one of urban Miami’s last natural forests. It features 1.5 miles of trails and is home to a tropical hardwood hammock and rock pine land – an area of hardwood trees that shelters a diversity of native plants. To help preserve this precious habitat, invasive plants will be removed, and hundreds of native hammock shrubs, plants and trees will be added to enhance this natural area.
The NFL has incorporated environmental projects into the management of Super Bowl for more than 25 years. Super Bowl community greening projects include tree planting, reforestation and the creation of community gardens and pollinator gardens. These environmental projects are part of a larger program of community events and initiatives implemented each year by the NFL and Super Bowl Host Committee to leave a positive benefit in each Super Bowl host community.
Volunteers should meet at AD Barnes Park Shelter #4; please bring comfortable closed-toed shoes, insect repellent, work gloves (if you have them), and protection from the sun. Long shirts/pants, water, hats, and sunglasses are highly recommended. We also suggest bringing refillable water bottles and snacks.
Miami, FL 33155-3665
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