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Kids Day of Service Whole Foods Market Tampa
Earl R. Maize Recreation Area
2051 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater, FL 33762
September 14, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Families - join Whole Foods Market Tampa to help make a difference
Volunteer on September 14th for a Coastal Cleanup with Tampa Bay Watch
Whole Foods Market stores across the country are joining up with families in their community to celebrate a Kids Day of Service from September 1- 14. Whole Foods Tampa invites families to participate in the action right in their backyards.
What: Kids and families join up with Whole Foods Market Tampa Team Members for a three-hour volunteer Coastal Cleanup. Afterwards, Whole Kids Foundation will provide a salad lunch for the volunteers. To sign up, visit this Eventbrite page. https://kidsdayofservicetampa.eventbrite.com
When: September 14th 9:00am-12:00pm.
Serving its communities is a core value for Whole Foods Market, and getting a chance to team up with customers and other community members to give back is all the more important. These hands-on volunteer opportunities help connect local families and Whole Foods Market Team Members with the community and also provide a chance for access to and discussions about healthy food and eating habits.
- Volunteers will need to wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty.
- Remember to wear shoes that tie to your feet. Do not wear flip flops or crocs.
- Bring a towel to dry off and a plastic bag to put your wet shoes in when finished.
- Please bring a water bottle to fill up and carry with you. There will be coolers full of water to refill your bottle.
- Wear a hat, sunscreen, bug spray and bring garden gloves.
Tampa Bay Watch sees Coastal Cleanups as an important way to clean up human-generated trash and protect wildlife from unnecessary injury or death. Coastal Cleanups are a great way to locally deal with an international problem. Since 2001, Tampa Bay Watch's Coastal Cleanup program has collected more than 20,000 pounds of debris, including items like Styrofoam cups, construction debris, car batteries and countless cigarette butts, party balloons and plastic bags.
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program and other partners have been studying the Feather Sound portion of western Old Tampa Bay to determine why seagrasses aren’t returning as quickly as they are in other parts of the bay. Scientists tested the water quality, monitored seagrass in the area and calculated the amount of pollution that may be entering the bay from runoff and other sources. With help from national experts, they developed recommendations to improve the condition of the water by restoring the wetlands that line the shoreline. “The Feather Sound area is a priority for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. With the right management, we could recover 1,000 acres of seagrass in the nearby shallow areas,” stated Lindsay Cross, Environmental Science and Policy Manager at TBEP. “We’re excited to work with the local community to restore this important area.”