Come join us for Habitat Improvement days for the rare Lakela’s Mint in Fort Pierce!
First Friday of each month: November through April (except January)
The public is invited to help improve Scrub habitat for the rare Lakela’s Mint on the morning of Friday, February 2nd. We will be removing the overgrowth of small oaks, love vine, life plant, and various other competing species within the natural population of mints. Loppers and pruners will be provided, but if you have a favorite hand tool, please bring it. No special skills are necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will provide a short tour of the habitat and its species afterwards for those who are interested. Lunch (sandwich platters) will be provided at noon.
Date: Friday, February 2nd
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Place: The Ocean Discovery Center parking lot at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute/FAU, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Bring: bottle of water – refills will be provided. Also if desired: hat, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves. PLEASE wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots.
RSVP: All participants must RSVP in advance with Cheryl Peterson, Conservation Program Manager, Bok Tower Gardens firstname.lastname@example.org / 863-734-1220
Amanda Thompson, Sr. Lands Stewardship & Outreach Coordinator, St. Lucie County Environmental Resources
Department ThompsonAm@stlucieco.org / (772)462-2528
All participants will also be required to sign a liability waiver at the start of the work day.