Key West Florida Weekly

Day of Service

Coast Guard Cutter crew lends a hand in the garden

Crew from the 270-foot Coast Guard cutter Thetis helped out Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. THE KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN / COURTESY PHOTOS

Crew from the 270-foot Coast Guard cutter Thetis helped out Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. THE KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN / COURTESY PHOTOS

Fourteen personnel from the Coast Guard Sector Key West Cutter Thetis volunteered their time at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.

Under the guidance of Garden Guardians, volunteers rebuilt a bridge on the Hammock Trail and planted several rare and endangered plants and cacti. In the native nursery, crews potted Frogfruit, weeded different areas, and re-organized cactus rows.

The Garden expresses a huge thank you to all the Coast Guard volunteers, not only for their efforts at the Garden but for their service to the country.

Thetis, a 270-foot Famous-class cutter, is homeported in Key West and has a crew of 104. Since her commissioning in 1989, Thetis has served the United States conducting search and rescue missions, Maritime law enforcement, and alien migrant interdiction operations.

Volunteers are welcome to help at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Donations of landscape tools and power equipment are also appreciated and tax-deductible. ¦

 

 

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