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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!