Blog

Volunteer to improve habitat for the rare Lakela’s Mint!

Austyn Lindsey By Comments

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 the first Friday of each month! Our first work day is Friday, November 3rd. We will be removing the overgrowth of small oaks, love vine, 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. Those with chainsaw experience, please let us know, and feel free to bring your own chainsaw, as that will help expedite the effort. 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, November 3rd.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Place: near Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute/FAU, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946 (further details provided after signup)

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 cpeterson@boktower.org / 863-734-1220
OR
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.

We hope you can join us! Your help is greatly appreciated! Please pass this message on to other interested parties who may be able to help out.