Hillsborough County looking for volunteers to clean up closed parks after Hurricane Irma

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - Hurricane Irma's damaging winds more than a month ago are still keeping a few Hillsborough County parks closed: Dead River Wilderness Park in Thonotosassa, Northwest Equestrian Park in Odessa and the Sydney Dover Equestrian Trails in Dover.

The work needed in some of these areas is too overwhelming and time consuming for park officials. They is why they are asking for nature lovers to volunteer their time to help out.

They need people to help pick up tree limbs and branches and clear pathways.

Edward Medard Park in Plant City is partially open, but officials say 300 feet of the park's wooden boardwalk was knocked out.

"It's very clean out here so obviously it's nice to have the staff that is able to come out here and keep this place up but obviously they can't do everything," said James Green, who comes out to the park often with his family.

Anyone can get involved. You don't have to be in construction or have any special skill set.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

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