Posted October 31, 2017 | 2:18 PM

Mission to Repair, Reopen Irma-Damaged Parks Making Progress

Volunteers sought to help clear trails clogged by storm debris
illsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2017) - Hurricane Irma hit Hillsborough County's conservation parks hard, and work is still underway to repair structural damage and clear trails of fallen debris.

Significant damage remains at several of the County's Conservation & Environmental Lands Management parks, including the boardwalks at Edward Medard Park and Morris Bridge Wilderness Park. Sections of both boardwalks remain closed, as do several miles of hiking and biking trails across various parks. In addition, two parks - Northwest Equestrian and Sydney Dover Equestrian Trails - are being used to process storm-related debris collected throughout the county and are closed to the public.

Other parks have reopened as debris is cleared and structures and amenities restored. Members of the public can see the current status of all the County's conservation parks before visiting.

The County welcomes volunteers to help clear trails and perform cleanup duties. Applicants must be at least 16 or a member of a pre-approved group such as Scouts or 4-H.

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