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Help the Charlotte Harbor Parrotheads clean up!

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Join members of the Charlotte Harbor Parrothead Club and others in an effort to clean-up one of the many ponds in Englewood on Saturday January 26 at 9 AM. The Parrothead Club has “adopted” the pond on the corner of Placida Road (SR 775) and Michigan Avenue (across from the Egg & I Restaurant) and meet several times a year to remove trash and exotic vegetation but they need help. Water, plastic gloves and trash bags are provided; bring work gloves and shoes and a desire to make your Englewood a little better place!

The restoration or rehabilitation of stormwater ponds is essential to the health of our lakes, creeks, rivers and bays. Aquatic vegetation used to stabilize a pond and to remove pollutants is a vital link that helps maintain water quality. Other amenities that a properly designed pond may have are increased wildlife habitat, recreation areas, and aesthetic vistas. The Adopt-A-Pond program helps citizens learn to maintain their neighborhood ponds by providing them with the resources and expertise they need to successfully do so.

This project is coordinated by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and is funded by Charlotte County Public Works Department. For further information, phone 941-475-0769.