Everglades National Park Hosts, Armed Forces Day

Everglades National Park Hosts, Armed Forces Day
When: Back to Calendar May 18, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
40001 State Highway 9336
Homestead,FL 33030
USA
Cost: Free
Contact: Kevin R. Bowles Mohr
305-242-7752
kevin_bowles_mohr@nps.gov
Categories: Everglades National Park Everglades Volunteer Event
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Nike Missile Hanger

Clearing brush around the site

In recognition of Armed Forces Day, Everglades National Park will host a volunteer event at the park’s Nike Missile Site.  On Saturday, May 18, 2013, support the staff at Everglades in their efforts to preserve one of the best relics of the Cold War era.
Volunteer Project: Volunteers will remove brush and weeds from the fence line, launch site, and berms surrounding the missile barns.  Volunteers may also redefine the edges of the concrete launch pads and roads that have slowly been encroached upon by grasses and dirt accumulation.  Attending volunteers will enjoy a tour of the Nike Missile Site.
Volunteers will meet in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot at 9:00am.  Be prepared for hot and humid weather. Participants are required to wear long-sleeved shirts, sneakers, and long pants to protect against exposure to sun, stinging insects, poisonwood, and ivy. Please bring a lunch, water, a hat, and sunglasses.
Participating volunteers will receive a free entry pass, enabling each volunteer to visit the Everglades again and share this unique National Park with their family and friends.

Bunker at the Missile Base