Baptist Health South Florida recently partnered with Girl Scout volunteers for a morning of “green happiness” as they planted more than 350 native small trees and shrubs at Girl Scout Camp Mahachee in Coral Gables.
The historic site, spanning more than 11 acres adjacent to Matheson Hammock, was dedicated for the use of Girl Scouts of Dade County in 1948, and has served as a troop camp, day camp and a center of community activities. The volunteer efforts aimed to restore the native hammock and develop the canopy in the area. Baptist Health South Florida donated a wide array of native foliage, including gumbo limbo, marlberry, satin leaf and Krug’s holly.
“The native habitat at Girl Scout Camp Mahachee is a priceless asset to our local Girl Scouts,” said Sally Ann Boggess, chief operating officer for the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida. “We are grateful to all the Baptist Health volunteers who helped ensure that Girl Scout Camp Mahachee will be enjoyed by generations of Girl Scouts to come.”
Flight to Freedom by John Angée was the first piece chosen for the Coral Gables Art in Public Places Program, which began in February 2010.
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