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Posted: 2013 May 10 - 07:21

Indrio Savannahs reopen

St. Lucie County's Environmental Resources Department has reopened Indrio Savannahs and Indrio Scrub Preserves, after officials with the Florida Forest Service have declared that the Heatherwood wildfire is completely extinguished.

The wildfire, which began on March 24, burned 360 acres and threatened 1,000 homes near Indrio Road. Sparked by a lightning strike, the wildfire continued to smolder for more than a month.

Hikers are reminded that it is extremely important to stay on the trails due to damaged trees, branches and other hazards that may have resulted from crews battling the wildfire.

Marina park playground closed

The playground at River Park Marina will be closed for most of the month as the county replaces the rubber safety surface at the park.

The removal and replacement of the rubber surface is estimated to take about three week. For safety purposes, the playground will be closed and surrounded by a temporary fence until the work is complete.

The park is located at 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.

Everyone asked to "Stamp Out Hunger" on May 11

The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers will be conducted Saturday, May 11.

Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest single-day food drive.

Recommended items include canned meats, soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, beans, tomato-based products, cereal and rice. Do not include items that have expired, require refrigeration or are in glass containers.

All area residents can help by bagging nonperishable food items and putting it by their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up on May 11.

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