Cypress Seed Harvest Oct. 26

The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades  is hosting its 13th annual Cypress Seed Harvest on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge west of Boynton Beach.

“Friends and families are invited to join us for our annual Cypress Seed Harvest,” Marshall Foundation President Nancy Marshall said. “This rain-or-shine event is appropriate for all ages, but small children will need to be closely supervised.”

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. The foundation will provide collection bags, harvesting tools and drinking water, although volunteers are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles to help reduce waste.

Older volunteers can also bring ladders and/or rakes to help loosen high hanging seeds without damaging trees.

The refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, on the west side of State Road 7, south of Boynton Beach Blvd.

For more information, or to RSVP, call (561) 233-9004 or e-mail