teens and adults are invited to connect with nature at the Florida
Scrub-Jay Trail on Saturday,
April 26, 2008
from 8:00 to 11:00am.
Participants will explore
the Trail in search of the federally threatened Florida scrub-jay,
ancient gopher tortoises and other threatened and endangered animal
and plant species. Families are encouraged to enjoy the sights
and sounds of spring as they participate in the restoration of
the scrub-jay habitat by planting scrub oak trees on the Trail.
nationwide event marks the 70th anniversary of National
Wildlife Week, which was first observed in 1938 under
the name "National
Wildlife Restoration Week".
Past spokespeople of National Wildlife
Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, and Robert Redford.
Florida Scrub-Jay Trail supports National Wildlife Federation's
programs that counteract nature deficit disorder in
children by encouraging parents and other
caring adults to help children spend more time outdoors every day.
Trail is being developed to identify and restore Florida Scrub-Jay
habitat across the entire state of Florida.
This effort relies
heavily on volunteer community support to accomplish this goal,
and provides environmental educational opportunities for children
and adults alike, while
helping to save the scrub-jay, Florida's
only endemic bird.
RSVP requested and for futher information
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