Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell teamed up with the volunteer members of TreeMendous Miami and the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) to help restore the pristine quality of the Rockdale Pineland Preserve along S. Dixie Highway just south of The Falls. They planted young trees on the endangered sanctuary during the commissioner’s monthly “Work Day” on Saturday, July 30.
Commissioner Bell’s highly successful “Work Days” program allows her to obtain a first-hand appreciation of the pressures and challenges that private and public sector organizations face on a day-to-day basis while taking back to the county commission a true understanding of their needs and concerns for the purposes of formulating future legislation designed to foster economic growth and government efficiency.
“The members of TreeMendous Miami should be commended for their commitment and profound dedication in ensuring the protection of the flora and fauna that can only be found in this little piece of paradise we all call home,” Commissioner Bell said.
“They are all tireless and devoted members of our community who champion a more environmentally sensitive and caring world. They have my respect and admiration for the wonderful work they do.”
TreeMendous Miami is a local, volunteer organization devoted to making Miami-Dade greener, cooler and a more enjoyable place to live by planting, protecting and preserving trees throughout South Florida. Pine rockland is a designated globally imperiled habitat that occurs only in southern Miami-Dade County, the Florida Keys, and some islands in the Bahamas.