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Help Spruce Up the Apalachicola National Forest

Posted at 8:30 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 07:05:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Here's your chance to help spruce up the Apalachicola National Forest.

This weekend is the annual clean-up to pick up all the litter and debris from the forest floor.

Each year,  volunteers clean up "hot spots" identified by the Forest Service, Leon County Sheriff's Office and other groups.

Organizers say dumping of household trash in the Apalachicola National Forest continues to be a major issue.

"In addition to spoiling the environment for others, bags of household trash contain items that are harmful to wildlife. I hope people will volunteer to help. Participation will heighten awareness of the illegal dumping issue," said longtime volunteer Sharon Gray in a release.

The annual Apalachicola National Forest cleanup is Saturday, February 27 starting at 8 a.m.

Volunteers should meet at the end of pavement on Rivers Road, off Highway 319, south of Capital Circle.

In Wakulla County, volunteers will meet at FH-13 Government Pond for the Keep Wakulla County Beautiful trash pickup at 8 a.m.

Participants must register with JoAnn Palmer by calling (850) 745-7111 or by emailing her at helpkwcb@gmail.com.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers from noon until 2 p.m.

For more information or to register, call (850) 877-6579 or click here.