Last week, The Florida Forest Service and 30 dedicated volunteers from the Carrabelle community worked together to beautify Tate’s HellStateForest during a forest clean-up day. More than 50 bags of garbage, tires and other large litter items were removed from the forest.

“I would like to thank all the volunteers who came out and donated their time and efforts to make the clean-up day a success,” said Clinton Davis, Tallahassee Forestry Center South Operation Administrator.

The 30-person volunteer group included 16 individuals from the Forgotten Coast Conservation Corps. The City of Carrabelle also donated a large dumpster with delivery and pickup services.

For more information on how you can support Tate’s Hell and other Florida state forests, visit or call 697-3734.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than one million acres of public forest land while protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. To learn more about Florida Forest Service programs, visit