CLEARWATER — City of Clearwater is asking citizens to help rid air potatoes and other invasive species from Moccasin Lake Nature Park starting at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday.
Interested volunteers can drop in on any Saturday to help. Staff will provide an orientation before beginning. Moccasin Lake Nature Park is located at 600 Fairwood Ave. Participants are asked to wear closed-toed shoes, dress for the outdoors, and bring a pair of work or gardening gloves. Supervision, tools and other supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome. Students who participate are eligible to receive school service hours.
A native to tropical Asia, the air potato, was first introduced to Florida in 1905. Due to its ability to displace native species and disrupt natural processes such as fire and water flow, air potato has been listed as one of Florida’s most invasive plant species since 1993.
If you have questions, call (727) 562-4803.