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Green eNewsletter : Sept. 2016

September’s Green Calendar:

international coastal clean up

Sept 17th (Sat) – International Coastal Clean Up Day

Volunteers across the globe will be teaming together to clean up our shorelines! Last year, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup. A Big Thanks toThe Ocean Conservancy for pulling this together every year!

Higgs Beach, 10am – Noon Please meet between the White Street Pier and West Martello Tower. Look for a silver minivan. Ms. Gould will be present with gloves, garbage bags, hand wipes, water, and possibly snacks. Please come with safe shoes to wear (solid soles, closed toes preferable!), sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, etc for working outside. Also be prepared with your own water bottle to cut down on waste! This will be a school age friendly event so feel free to bring the whole family and make Higgs Beach a cleaner place!

Nature Beach, 9am-11am Volunteer with the Key West Sea Turtle Club! Meet at 1800 Atlantic Blvd. Bring your enthusiasm to help keep our beaches clean! Look for Denise.

North Roosevelt Mangroves. 8am – Noon Meet at GFS parking lot, long pants, boots. Look for Oliver Kofoid.

Boca Chica Beach, 9am-2pm The Fury family is driving over to Boca Chica Beach to help with the International Coastal Clean Up Day efforts. Volunteers are welcome! Please bring Closed toed shoes and a refillable water container. Protective clothing and sunscreen are a must. Look for Max.

Key Deer Refuge Clean up at Long Beach, BPK.  9am-Noon The National Key Deer Refuge is hosting a beach cleanup at Long Beach on Big Pine Key from 9 a.m. to noon. Refuge officials are seeking volunteers to help clean the public beach area so that visitors can walk, and to make the beach safer for Key deer, sea turtles, birds and other wildlife. The refuge will supply gloves, trash bags and water, although participants are advised to bring a refillable water bottle and wear appropriate clothes. The cleanup group will meet on Long Beach Road, near the refuge gate at 9 a.m. For all geocachers, this is also an official “cache in-trash out” event.

Sept 17th (Sat) – Rare Plant Sale

Native, rare, and endangered plants will be offered for sale in the Nursery of The Key West Tropical Forest, 5210 College Road, on Stock Island Saturday, September 17th, from 10 am to Noon. Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants propagated by the volunteers in sizes from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots. Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount. All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest’s conservation program. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit

Sept 19th (Mon) – Plant Clinic

Plant clinics offered Help is offered for plant and insect problems by Monroe County Master Gardeners at free plant clinics in Key West from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St.

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