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Join FWC Staff to Reduce Sand Pines to Help Endangered Scrub-Jays (FWC Gould Road, 11/15/17)
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Join FWC Staff to Reduce Sand Pines to Help Endangered Scrub-Jays (FWC Gould Road, 11/15/17)

Sand Pines will take over a Scrub Habitat, eliminating homes for endangered Scrub-Jays and harboring predators. We'll be cutting down the pines to create more useable habitat for Scrub-Jays.

11/15/2017
When: 9:00 AM
Where: FWC Gould Road
4 Gould Road East
Venus, Florida  33960
United States
Contact: Bill Parken
863 699 3742


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 Join FWC Staff in cutting down intruding sand pines to create more useable habitat for Scrub-Jays.

Qualified Ridge Rangers may use chain saws, and battery-powered sawsalls will be available for others. 


Sand Pines will take over a Scrub Habitat, eliminating homes for endangered Scrub-Jays and harboring predators. We'll be cutting down the pines to create more useable habitat for Scrub-Jays.


Meet at the Intersection of Gould Road and US 27 (east side), which is about 6.1 miles south of the SR 70/US 27 intersection (which is another 6 miles south of Lake Placid).

See the location marker in this Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/npVNS8in7Dq


Please wear sturdy footwear, long pants/long sleeves, and a hat. Please bring your workgloves and a hiker's water bottle or similar.

We'll have cold drinking water and all the tools necessary.


Please contact the Ridge Rangers Coordinator - Bill Parken -- at the above contact info for any questions on this effort.


The Gould Road Tract is part of FWC’s Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area and was purchased in 1995. Gould Road contains populations of a number of rare and endangered plants and animals, including the Florida Scrub-Jay, Scrub Eryngo, Scrub Olive, and Scrub Blazing Star, and Pygmy Fringe Tree!

One outstanding feature of this site is that it is literally on the edge of the Lake Wales Ridge; from the eastern boundary one can see a significant topographical change as the slope drops down to the east.