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Gainesville Greenway Challenge - #FirstSaturdayWorkParty

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City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

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It's winter!
You know what that means: cool(er) weather, time to get outside, enjoy the great outdoors and soak up some Vitamin D!

We here at the Gainesville Greenway Challenge plan to take full advantage of the Fall weather, so we've created an ongoing #FirstSaturdayWorkParty as an opportunity to schedule nature time into your month. The First Saturday of each month we'll be meeting at one of our beautiful City Parks to remove invasive plants and make new friends. We even provide the gloves, buckets, water and bug spray.

Why make time for nature?
According to an article published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spending time in nature improves your mental health by reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger. Not to mention, spending time outdoors provides Vitamin D from the sun, a necessary vitamin that helps guard against cancer, heart disease, cognitive impairment, autoimmune disease, and more.

If you'd like to join us, RSVP on our Facebook event or just show up the morning of! We'd love to have you.

While you're at it, follow us on Instagram @gnvgreenwaychallenge and like our new Facebook page!


Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/about/programs/gsv/pdfs/health_and_wellness.pdf

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About City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

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PO Box 490 Station 24, 302 NE 6th Ave., Thos. Ctr A., Rm 210 (street add., Gainesville, FL 32602, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is to be seen as the keepers and hosts of the places where nature, recreation and culture meet, offering memorable experiences for all. With the mission to provide and maintain the natural, recreational and cultural facilities and programs that make Gainesville a great place to live, work and visit; and that help sustain the City economically, socially and environmentally. Our goal is to make each experience in our parks and facilities as enjoyable as possible so that visitors will come back again and again.

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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department manages over 3,200 acres of parkland with numerous cultural, recreational, and natural areas and facilities. In October of 2013, the Department became one of 119 agencies in the country to be fully accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies

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