Wellington recently celebrated National Public Lands Day with approximately 50 volunteers planting more than 300 Walter’s viburnum shrubs at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Environmental Preserve.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, more than 175,000 volunteers nationwide visited their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests and chipped in to help improve these treasured places.
Wellington residents did their part in the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, the largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States.
This year’s Wellington group included volunteers from the Wellington Garden Club, Girl Scout Troop 22222, Boy Scout Troop 222, Cub Scout Troop 222 and the Palm Beach Central High School Environmental Club.
Native seedlings planted will enhance the natural habitat for birds and pollinators.
This is the third year that the Village of Wellington has partnered with community groups to celebrate National Public Lands Day by planting native trees and shrubs at the preserve.
Special thanks to the volunteers for their efforts to create a greener tomorrow.
ABOVE: Wellington volunteers participate in National Public Lands Day.