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Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed

 

Lakeland, FL - The city of Lakeland is looking for volunteers for a Community Shoreline Cleanup on June 9 at Lake Wire. It's from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Volunteers will meet behind Lawton Chiles Middle Academy.

Gloves, bags, and garbage grabbers will be provided.

For additional information: https://www.facebook.com/lw.fla#!/CityofLakeland

2 schools compete in 'ecological wrestling match'

2 schools compete in 'ecological wrestling match'

Polk County, Florida-- The friendly high school rivalry between George Jenkins High School (GJHS) and Lakeland High School (LHS) sparked an effort to reduce monthly energy consumption.

LHS challenged GJHS to an “ecological wrestling match” asking students to see which school could reduce energy usage the most throughout April.

The WWE Conservation Smackdown or the Waste Weary Energy Conservation Smackdown raised awareness about saving energy.

Restore damaged habitat: Volunteers wanted

Restore damaged habitat: Volunteers wanted

Lake Wales, Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Ridge Rangers Program and the Florida Forest Service need your help to restore damaged wildlife habitat on the Lake Wales Ridge near Frostproof.

The project involves planting pine seedlings on the Arbuckle Tract on June 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. - noon. Volunteers may sign up for either day or both.

Saturday means Dirt Day!

Saturday means Dirt Day!

Lakeland, Florida-- Kids ages six - 12 can dig deep during the third Dirt Day event from 9 - 11 a.m. next Saturday, May 19.

Parks and Natural Resources presents "Dirt Days" to teach children that "What you grow! It matters."

Saturday's event showcases Master Gardener Miss Ginger, who will teach the first 30 attendees all about the importance of worms in one's garden. 

Afterwards, the children will plant Cypress trees along the shoreline of Banana Lake Park, and even do some fishing. 

Saturday means Dirt Day!

Saturday means Dirt Day!

Lake land, Florida-- Kids ages six - 12 can dig deep during the third Dirt Day event from 9 - 11 a.m. next Saturday, May 19.

Parks and Natural Resources presents "Dirt Days" to teach children that "What you grow! It matters."

Saturday's event showcases Master Gardener Miss Ginger, who will teach the first 30 attendees all about the importance of worms in one's garden. 

Afterwards, the children will plant Cypress trees along the shoreline of Banana Lake Park, and even do some fishing. 

Saturday means Dirt Day!

Saturday means Dirt Day!

Lake land, Florida-- Kids ages six - 12 can dig deep during the third Dirt Day event from 9 - 11 a.m. next Saturday, May 19.

Parks and Natural Resources presents "Dirt Days" to teach children that "What you grow! It matters."

Saturday's event showcases Master Gardener Miss Ginger, who will teach the first 30 attendees all about the importance of worms in one's garden. 

Afterwards, the children will plant Cypress trees along the shoreline of Banana Lake Park, and even do some fishing. 

Mother Nature may have rained on Green Celebration, but she didn’t dampen spirits

Mother Nature may have rained on Green Celebration, but she didn’t dampen spirits

Polk County, Florida--Dark clouds showered the crowd with rain at the 3rd Annual Green Celebration Concert and Showcase. But that didn’t dampen the spirits of students participating in last Friday’s event held in observance of Earth Day. Earth Day 2012 took place on April 22.

Students from Lincoln Avenue Academy were among those who participated in the creation of a display  that explained what each of their respective schools does to go green, and how these actions are turned into lessons for the staff, students and parents.