Published: Jul 26, 2010 8:03 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 26, 2010 4:43 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla -Lee County's Department of Transportation is looking for some volunteers to help plant trees and provide more shade in Southwest Florida.

On July 31st, Lee County DOT, the Lee County Roadway Landscape Advisory Committee, and the Florida Division of Forestry, invite volunteers to help plant over 80 native trees and shrubs at the water retention area located adjacent to the 7-11 gas station at the intersection of Gladiolus Parkway and Summerlin Road.

Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Parking is available in the 7-11 parking lot.

Volunteers will learn from experts how to properly situate and plant trees in the landscape.  Specifically, they will help to place trees on site, dig holes, plant trees, and install any necessary staking and finish materials such as mulch.  Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and sunscreen. 

The project is an ongoing part of Lee County’s efforts to beautify the community by creating roadway landscaping that is attractive, functional and safe.

RSVP for the event by contacting:

Joe Sulak with Lee County DOT at (239)-533-9400  jsulak@leegov.com or

Mike Weston, FL Division of Forestry, at (239) 690-3500 Ext. 118 westonm@doacs.state.fl.us