SANFORD, Fla., April 29, 2019—The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is inviting local residents to Spring Into Action by volunteering at three upcoming cleanups.
“Creating opportunities for our community to take action is a cornerstone of the Zoo's mission," said Dino Ferri, CEO of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. "We want to help people understand how they can take simple steps in their daily lives to help our environment."
These projects are funded by a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)designed to help accredited organizations encourage communities to get involved with local conservation efforts.
Lake Monroe Cleanup
Saturday, May 4
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lake Monroe is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida, and happens to be our neighbor. Join us in this cleanup that will remove debris and litter from the shoreline.
Invasive Species Cleanup
Saturday, May 18
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Invasive plant species can harm the environment, impacting native ecosystems, degrading water quality, and more. Join us in our cleanup to remove invasive plant species from Zoo property.
Beach Cleanup at Bethune Beach—New Symrna
Saturday, June 8
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
We're headed to the beach! Join our effort to cleanup the coast, removing trash before it reaches the ocean.
Registration is required for all cleanups.
To get more information and to sign up, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org/springintoaction.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is home to over 350 animals in Sanford, Florida. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that excite and inspire actions on behalf of wildlife. More information is available at www.centralfloridazoo.org.
Seminole Aerial Adventures at the Central Florida Zoo is a self-propelled challenge course for all ages. Woven into the natural forest are three courses designed to test you, physically and mentally. Swing, climb, and balance across dancing logs, tight wires, rope bridges, nets, & exhilarating zip lines. This featured attraction, just before the Zoo's entrance, gives both nature lovers & challenge seekers the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of adventure in Central Florida. More information is available atwww.centralfloridazoo.org/saa.
Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation is a cutting-edge conservation facility dedicated to propagation of and reintroduction of the federally protected eastern indigo snake. More information is available at www.centralfloridazoo.org/about-the-zoo/ocic.