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Crayfish Habitat Restoration Work Day
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Help FWC biologists restore habitat for the Panama City Crayfish by hand-clearing overstory growth and vegetation from a Panama City bog. Scroll down for more details!

7/14/2018
When: Saturday, July 14, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Off Co. Rd. 2311, near Deep Point Lake
30.27916, -85.58484
Panama City, Florida 
United States
Contact: Emily Hardin
850-508-8557


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When: Saturday, July 14th

            8am – 12pm CST

 

Where: 30.27916, -85.58484

This site is near Deer Point Lake. From either Hwy. 77 or 231, take Co. Rd. 2321 to Co. Rd. 2311, then turn right onto Tara Ln. We will meet at the end of the cul-de-sac. Directions and a map will be sent to participants prior to the event.

 

What will we be doing?

We will be removing (by hand) hardwood species and overstory vegetation from a crayfish habitat restoration site. The goal of this project is to restore this area to habitat that the Panama City Crayfish can utilize. The Panama City Crayfish is listed as a Species of Special Concern, and is only found in Panama City, FL.

 

What to Bring:

  • Water bottle (we will have a water jug for refills)

  • Snacks if you need them

            - Loppers and gloves will be provided (but feel free to bring your own if you prefer)

 

 

What to Wear:

  • Long pants & sleeves

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and/or getting sap on

  • Sunscreen, bug spray

  • Waterproof boots/waders - the area is a bog and there is standing water throughout the site (typically only calf-deep at most) 

             - We have some boots and waders we can lend out, but they are limited

 

Important Notes:

  • Be mindful that you will be working in the vicinity of potential hazards, such as falling trees

  • Minors under 18 years old must have signed permission from a legal parent or guardian

  • Minors 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult (and have signed permission)

  • There are no facilities at the site

 

Questions? Email Emily Hardin at emily.hardin@myfwc.com