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3 To Do: Tigertail cleanup, more

Marco Eagle
ile: A mixed colony of Black Skimmers and Least Tern nest in the sand at Tigertail Beach Park in Marco Island.

1. Saturday: Tigertail cleanup

Friends of Tigertail is hosting the annual International Coastal Cleanup from 8 until 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, on Tigertail Beach (meet at the kiosk). Wear shoes that may get wet.

Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. All debris collected will be tallied and separated for recycling by volunteers. Bring a grabber and bucket if you have one. All youth participants receive a certificate of appreciation. Garbage bags, water and plastic gloves provided by Keep Collier Beautiful.

Sign up early for free t-shirts fro Keep Collier Beautiful. Information: Susan LaGrotta, 239-394-1470. For all events, pictures and newsletters visit FriendsofTigertail.com.

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2. Art in the Park 'Kindness Rocks!' rock painting and craft fair

On National Peace Day, take a moment to create some art. Paint a rock and leave it somewhere in the park or anywhere around town. Enjoy a craft fair and a splash pad. Donate blankets and towels for the Naples Humane Society or offer a monetary donation for the people of the Bahamas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples.

3. Wet walk in Big Cypress

Big Cypress is partnering with the Paradise Coast “Be Well in Paradise” initiative to celebrate World Wellness Weekend.

A great blue heron plies the waters near the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

Come and get your feet wet in Big Cypress National Preserve to de-stress and connect with nature. Walking in nature improves mood, self-esteem and relaxation. Frequent exposure to nature reduces anxiety and depression, while promoting a sense of well-being and fulfillment.

The event is 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Space is limited. To register and for more details on meeting place, contact Lisa Andrews: 239-695-1164 or lisa_andrews@nps.gov.