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Created 28-Sep-15
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National Public Lands Day on September 26, 2015 at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Approximately 60 volunteers of all ages arrived early to work on four designated projects to improve the refuge. They included refuge staff, Friends and Board members of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and students from Florida State University and Keiser University in Tallahassee. Project number 1 involved removing peppervine choking the salt bush along the bay at the lighthouse. Project number 2 was removing sandspurs, dead-heading gaillardia, and planting native milkweed at the Picnic Pond Pollinator Garden. Project number 3 had volunteers planting native milkweed at the Visitors Center Swamp. Project number 4 found a group loading limerock from Tram Road to line the walkways in Education Building Gardens. More staff and volunteers prepared a delicious lunch for the hard workers who spent their morning improving the refuge. A great time was had by all and much was accomplished to enhance our beautiful public land.

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Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Subcategory:Outdoors
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Keywords:Florida, Friends, National Public Lands Day, Refuge, St. Marks, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla, Wakulla County, Wildlife Refuges, parks, public lands, service, volunteer service, volunteers, wildlife