The Sawgrass Nature Center Environmental Cleanup

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Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital

Located in beautiful Coral Springs, Florida, the nature center dedicates to rescuing and rehabilitating native animals before releasing them back into the wild. However, for animals deemed non-releasable call the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital their permanent home. 

In addition to helping animals, the center provides a variety of interactive educational programs for adults, children, and visiting groups. The WeLoveU Foundation East Coast Region mustered up volunteers to give a helping hand to the center by carrying out a cleanup on World Wildlife Day


On Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 10 a.m., more than 30 WeLoveU volunteers traveling from Lake Worth, Florida stopped by the Coral Springs nature facility. The morning rays shined heavily on all participants with their blue shirts that read ‘WeLoveU.’

Volunteer Coordinator Heather Nelson welcomed the volunteers, explaining more about the center’s mission and their vision. Overall, the center expressed their gratitude for having so many supportive volunteers. That’s because they rely heavily on donations, grants, and volunteers with the upkeep of the facility.

“It really means a lot because without it, there is nothing we can do. Every living creature on the planet matters, whether it be wildlife or human. What you guys are doing is amazing! It is spreading love and community, so keep doing the work that you are doing!” 

Heather Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator

Two and half hours later, WeLoveU volunteers tied up a total of 45 heavy-duty trash bags. This simple action inspired the Sawgrass Nature Center staff and visitors alike. Executive Director, Allan Rose, responded to the group’s efforts by saying, “We would like to book you to come back!”

Afterward, she led the group of WeLoveU volunteers on a tour of the facility, educating them on the animals they currently care for. Heather also brought out an owl, showing the volunteers who their environmental efforts will help in the long-run.

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Volunteer Coordinator Heather Nelson said, “For us, it means everything! It is amazing to see people that really care about wildlife and about our environment, who are willing to come out when it is 90 degrees outside and trump through grass, snakes, spiders and bees to help us out.”

11 thoughts on “The Sawgrass Nature Center Environmental Cleanup”

  1. What a great job! It isn’t easy to do this type of work under the Florida sun but the volunteers all look so happy and excited to do it! The before and after pictures show the impact of their united effort.

  2. Berlley Derilus

    A positive action equals a positive result! This is exactly what WeLoveU organization is, a catalyst for positive action around the world.

  3. This is so amazing!!! It is so beautiful to see people use their free time to help others rather than themselves. The Chairwoman’s influence and determination to help others has spread to others around the world. How amazing!

  4. This organization is filled with the most sincere and caring groups of people, I love seeing the efforts of the WeLoveU Foundation!

  5. It is amazing that the WeLoveU Foundation cares for human beings, the environment, and even animals! It’s really unheard of for a non-profit to be involved in so many avenues of life.
    Well done WeLoveU! I think you have not only broken the barrier but also set the foundation as the best example for other organizations.
    Keep up the good work and I wish the organization only the best in the future to come.

  6. Sophia Lahlou

    The beautiful progressions of WeLoveU and their Clean WORLD Movement truly inspires the rest of the world. One clean up at a time, positive imprints are being made on society. Let’s do more and then some. WeLoveU won’t stop. 🌎🌍🌏

    1. International WeLoveU Foundation East Coast Region

      Thank you so much Heather for your support! Our volunteers are happy to help! The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital is a great organization.

    2. WeLoveU is such an outstanding organization, not neglecting even the smallest tasks to advance toward a healthy environment locally and internationally!

  7. Rebecca Ebhardt

    Awesome work, keeping making great strides in working with the UNs sustainable development goals!

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