By: Jen Russon
The Garden Club of Coral Springs needs help planting orchids and is asking for volunteers, with the opportunity for students to earn service hours.
The 21-year-old organization has partnered with the Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Society to restore South Florida’s rare and endangered orchid species.
High retail demand for the plants puts them in jeopardy of extinction.
As part of the Million Orchid Project, volunteers will meet at a public park in Coral Springs to help install orchid plants.
The goal is to restore the natural environment, so it looks more like it did a century ago when orchids flourished in the city’s tropical landscape. Volunteers are needed to help with this effort, as the number of native orchids is scarce, with no hope of recovering on their own.
In addition to planting, the Million Dollar Orchid project also needs donations so that the individual orchid plants may be purchased before installation begins.
Orchid installation day will take place on Friday, July 2 at 8 a.m. in Orchid Park, located at 1300 Coral Springs Drive. Email Luanne Betz for more information.
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