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Remove Barb Wire Fence at FWC Silver Lake & Cookout! (4/27/2019)
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Remove Barb Wire Fence at FWC Silver Lake & Cookout! (4/27/2019)

We’ll be removing around 4,000 feet of barb wire fence line that previously separated two FWC properties but is no longer needed. Afterwards we’ll be having a cookout!

4/27/2019
When: Saturday April 27, 2019
From 8 AM to around noon
Where: South Entrance - FWC Silver Lake Scrub Unit
6238 Algaringo Ave
Sebring, Florida  33872
United States
Contact: Bill Parken
863 699 3742


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We’ll be removing around 4,000 feet of barb wire fence line that previously separated two FWC properties but is no longer needed.

Removing this wire fencing helps return the area to a pristine natural site, and will increase safety for workers and wildlife.

Afterwards we’ll be having a cookout! 


We'll have all the tools required. You'll want to bring good gloves and a hiker's water bottle, and wear long pants/long sleeves and a hat. The terrain is very sandy and uneven, and please wear sturdy shoes. 


Meet at the gate at the intersection of Minorca and Algaringo Ave.

Directions:

The Silver Lake property is located between Sebring and Avon Park and is roughly in the area of the South Florida Community College, but about a mile west of US 27. We will be meeting at the end of an asphalt road, and then going in the south gate of the property using 4WD FWC Vehicles.

Look for Ponce De Leon Blvd on the west side of US 27 and about a mile south of South Florida State College Entrance, and turn west onto Ponce De Leon. Take the first right onto Minorca Drive, and then the first right onto Algaringo Ave. Take Algaringo to the end.  


The FWC Silver Lake Scrub property is a part of the Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area (LWR WEA), and has an active scrb jay population and is one of the Jaywatch survey locations. It’s also home to one of the few consistently active Kestrel nest boxes on the LWR WEA, which gives many Ridge Rangers a chance to see Kestrels and their nests, eggs, and fledglings during the annual spring surveys.