Volunteers Needed for Invasive Plant Removal in Tarpon Springs
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to assist Pinellas County Extension in removing invasive air potato tubers from Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. An invasive plant is from somewhere other than Florida that spreads aggressively into natural areas.
Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, closed toe shoes, bring water bottles, bug spray, sun block, buckets, gardening gloves, hedge trimmers, and hand trowel if you have them. The address of the project location is the boat ramp at Anderson Park, (39699 U.S. HWY. 19 N., Tarpon Springs.)
A direct negative impact from this exotic, invasive plant on the Florida ecosystem is the displacement of native plant species. Native plants communities provide nesting areas for Florida's birds and food for our wild birds and animals. All non-native plants are not invasive, but they become invasive when they outgrow and replace native plants in natural plant communities.
Registration is required, so please sign up with Rachel Arndt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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