Help Replant McGough Nature Park
LARGO -The City of Largo has been awarded a ten thousand dollar grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to replant over an acre of area of land at McGough Nature Park that has been invaded by exotic plants. The City of Largo Parks Division has removed the exotics and is now looking for volunteers to help replant McGough with native plants on May 9th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels and gloves and will be provided with lunch. Interested parties that may not be available on May 9th may also volunteer at a later date to help get the plants established over the next ten weeks of planting.
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) is a partnership of local governments and state and federal environmental agencies that was formed to develop a conservation and management plan for Tampa Bay. The Bay Grants program supports community-based restoration and education projects focusing on the Tampa Bay Estuary. Empowering citizens through programs such as this helps foster an environmental ethic and promote community stewardship of the bay.
The replanting of McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, will cleanse the water before it reaches the bay and also will help to establish a more viable habitat at the park to support wildlife and enhance patron enjoyment while visiting. Interested volunteers may call 518-3047 for more information.
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