On September 23, 2023, we celebrated National Public Lands Day and Bike Your Park Day at Myakka River State Park with our award winning program Bike Myakka for Biodiversity.
During the event, we shared Myakka's Magic and protected it too. In addition to a fun and educational bike ride, focused on biodiversity of course, the events 30 participants supported the park with a service project during which they removed highly invasive plants, such as air potato vine and Caesar's weed. And thanks to a generous grant from Extreme Terrain's Clean Trail Initiative Program, we had ample new tools for our participants, that helped us get the job done!
Having built up quite the appetite, we enjoyed lunch together, sponsored by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, and refreshing NA brews from Athletic Brewing.
We're thankful to our sponsors - we greatly appreciate your support! And we're grateful to everyone who joined us for what was an extremely fun, scenic, informative and meaningful day in the park. Finally, a very special welcome goes out to our 8 new members, who joined us as result of this event.
See you in the park!
Photo: Miri Hardy