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Clean Up Old Debris to Restore Scrub Habitat at FWC Jack Creek (4/18/2019)
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Clean Up Old Debris to Restore Scrub Habitat at FWC Jack Creek (4/18/2019)

We’ll be removing old appliances, tires, and other debris that was exposed at FWC Jack Creek during a recent controlled burn. Removing this debris before the vegetation grows back will be much easier, and will help to return the area to a natural state.

4/18/2019
When: Thursday April 18
From 9 am to around noon
Where: FWC Henscratch/Jack Creek North Gate
4132 Grand Concourse
Sebring, Florida  33875
United States
Contact: Tessie Offner
863 699 3742


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We’ll be removing old appliances, tires, and other debris that was exposed at FWC Jack Creek during a recent controlled burn.  Removing this debris before the vegetation grows back will be much easier, and will help to return the area to a natural state.

We’ll be accessing the area using 4WD vehicles/UTVs, gathering up the old debris and moving it out to a nearby firebreak for removal from the site.


Please wear sturdy closed-toe footwear, long pants and long sleeves, and a hat.

Working in areas that have undergone a recent fire will get soot on your clothes. The soot washes out easily, but you’ll want to wear clothing and footwear that you won’t mind getting dirty.

Please bring a hiker’s water bottle or similar and work gloves!

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


Meet at the intersection of Grand Concourse and Hines Ways

This is the same entrance gate that some of you may be familiar with to access the east side of the FWC Henscratch Unit.

The approximate address is 4132 Grand Concourse, Sebring, FL 33875

Look for the Sebring Lakes Blvd intersection on the west side of US 27, which is:

·         If coming from Sebring, about 4 miles south of the US 98/US27 intersection

·         If coming from Lake Placid, about 5 miles north of the Railroad Trestle Overpass on US 27.

You’ll be going west on Sebring Lakes Blvd, and in about a half mile turn right (north) onto Temple Street, then shortly left onto Majesty Street, then right onto Byrd Street, and then left onto Grand Concourse.

Grand Concourse intersects with Hines Way on the left in about 1.4 miles. The last part of Grand Course becomes a hard pack gravel road, but all vehicles will be able to drive on it.


The unique habitat found on FWC Jack Creek includes bay swamp, cutthroat grass seeps, sand pine scrub, hardwood hammock and pine flatwoods. These habitats are rich in natural beauty. The bay swamp habitat dominates the property with abundant red bay, sweet bay and red maple trees. The Jack Creek tract is significant because it protects a large stand of Lake Wales Ridge scrub. This rare community provides habitat for one of the densest concentrations of endangered communities in the world. Cutthroat grass seep communities are also endangered and are restricted almost exclusively to Polk and Highlands counties.

Two key features of the property are Josephine and Jack creeks. Josephine Creek runs along the northern boundary of the property and intersects with Jack Creek, which runs along the eastern boundary. Josephine and Jack creeks and their surrounding swamps serve as the outlet for surface runoff from the Lake Placid West Chain-of-Lakes watershed. Overflow discharge from this watershed travels into Jack Creek, then into Josephine, and ultimately into Lake Istokpoga.