Thursday, January 8, 2009

Media release- Camp Bayou, Ruskin

Media contact: Dolly Cummings
phone: 813-363-5438

Camp Bayou Waterway Service Project

The No Child Left Inside Coalition is encouraging everyone to organize a service project as a part of President-elect Obama's inaugural celebration. The goal is to have at least one service event in every state. By sponsoring events across the nation, interest in the NCLI movement can be generated and make NCLI more widely known among key leaders in Washington, D.C.

The service event at Camp Bayou will be a river cleanup and maintenance of the canoe loop. Bring your canoes and/or kayaks and join in a couple hours of easy paddling on the Little Manatee River. We launch from Camp Bayou at 10am. If you don't have your own canoe or kayak, contact Dolly at to see if one can be borrowed for the event.

Bring your lunch and enjoy a well-deserved rest, on our return, in the pavilion or at a bench down by the oxbow. Camp Bayou will remain open until 1pm. For more information and to register, contact Dolly at 813-363-5438 or

Details for the Nationwide NCLI Event
When: Monday January 19, 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

: All NCLI Coalition members can host environmental service projects

: A national day of service, a great opportunity for the No Child Left Inside Coalition to highlight the work our members do to educate people about the environment and our commitment to solving environmental challenges.

: Organizations nation-wide will be sponsoring events

: "In 1994, Congress transformed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday into a national day of community service to further commemorate a man who lived his life in service to others." This day of service will serve "as a tribute to that legacy and the very real needs of our nation...." (Obama Presidential Inauguration Committee)

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Pictured: canoeing is a fun and educational experience- help keep the waterway clear by joining in this Service Day event.

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