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Volunteers Needed this Saturday in Pinellas Park

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Our friends at Lake Forest Community are in need of assistance as they work to restore their pond. Lake Forest is one of eighteen groups to receive a Bay Mini-Grant for their project, which is located in Pinellas Park. The one-acre pond runs the length of their community and drains directly into Boca Ciega Bay. Below are the specifics for the workday:

"We are planning another cleanup and planting day for this Saturday, June 21st. The plan is to use boats and kayaks with pool skimmers to clean floating algae from the surface of the pond where ever we can and to have a crew of "shoreline" volunteers to use the Lake Rakes to get at some of the deeper algae growth. Simultaneously, we hope to have another crew of "planting" folks to plant the next batch of plants that we are getting ordered today. We are ordering plants that have been chosen from the species that we already know are doing well in the pond. These are all "Bare Root" plants that are quite easy to plant".

Chilled waters and basic snacks will be provided.

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: 8:00 am.
Place: 6350 93rd Terrace North, Pinellas Park
Rain day: Sunday, June 22nd.

To volunteer, please contact Lake Forest restoration manager, Richard Knudsen directly at:

If you have questions or need further information please contact me at: or (727) 893-2765.

• Closed-toe shoes and/or shoes that can get wet
• NO sandals or flip flops!
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Hat, Sunglasses
• Sunscreen and bug spray

Don't forget.... Tag up Tampa Bay!
To date $1.5 Million in specialty license plate revenues have been awarded to bay restoration and education through the Bay Mini-Grant program.