Marshall Fndn Invites Public to 10th Annual Cypress Seed Harvest on October 30
Arthur R. Marshall Foundation Invites Public to 10th Annual Cypress Seed Harvest - Saturday, October 30, 9 a.m. to Noon
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary to Release a Rehabilitated Wild Bird of Prey at 11 a.m.
(West Palm Beach, FL – October 19, 2010) Nancy Marshall, President of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation, which champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem, today announced that the nonprofit organization will be hosting the 10th Annual Cypress Seed Harvest on Saturday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which is located just west of 441 and south of Boynton Beach Blvd.
“Friends and families are invited to join us for our 10th Annual Cypress Seed Harvest,” said Nancy Marshall. “This rain-or-shine event is appropriate for all ages, but small children will need to be closely supervised.”
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. The Marshall Foundation will provide collection bags, harvesting tools and drinking water, although volunteers are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles to help reduce waste. Older volunteers can also bring ladders and/or rakes to help loosen high hanging seeds without damaging trees.
Two additional highlights of this year’s Cypress Seed Harvest will be:
+ At 11 a.m., Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will release a wild bird of prey that was injured and rehabilitated.
+ THE EVERGLADES: Through the Eyes of Children Student Photography Contest is designed to empower underserved youth by helping them look more carefully at the world around them through the lens of a camera. They learn from each other and are inspired by professional photographers as they document flora, fauna, and people at our community volunteer programs, such as the annual Cypress Seed Harvest. This project is made possible by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, and culminates with a traveling display of the winning photography.
For more information or to RSVP, please call 561.805.8733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by October 27, 2010.
About the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation:
Based in Palm Beach County, the Marshall Foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based education and outreach programs. Annually, more than 8,300 elementary and high school students in Palm Beach County actively participate in the Marshall Foundation's various education programs.
Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has in recent years awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships and internships, planted nearly 100,000 native Florida trees in wetland areas, and involved more than 5,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects.
For more information about the Marshall Foundation, please call 561.805.8733 or visit www.artmarshall.com.
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