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Remove Rosary Pea at FWC Silver Lake (9/21/2019)
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Remove Rosary Pea at FWC Silver Lake (9/21/2019)

Rosary pea has begun to invade Silver Lake Scrub. We will remove the young plants and spend any remaining time removing other invasives and trash.

9/21/2019
When: Saturday September 21, 2019
From 8 AM to around 11 AM
Where: Silver Lake Scrub
W Monts De Oca Rd
Avon Park, Florida  33825
United States
Contact: Tessie Offner
863 699 3742


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Rosary pea has begun to invade Silver Lake Scrub. We will focus on removing the young plants.

Removing this toxic non-native plant will increase habitat quality and protect the safety of wildlife and humans.

If time permits, afterwards we will be removing some debris from the area. 

 


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 end of Monts de Oca Road.

Directions:

If traveling southbound on US 27 from north of Avon Park: Turn RIGHT on Billy Martin Rd (about 1 mile south of Main St just past Gloria St). Turn RIGHT onto Monts de Oca Rd and follow it to the gate at the end of the road.

If traveling northbound on US 27 from south of Avon Park: Turn LEFT on Billy Martin Rd (just past Chaney's Used Cars, the lake will be to your right). Turn LEFT onto Monts de Oca Rd and follow it to the gate at the end.


Silver Lake Scrub is part of the Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area, and contains mostly scrub habitat, one of the most distinctive natural community on the Lake Wales Ridge WEA. Healthy scrub has the appearance of a miniature forest with trees seldom taller than 10 feet and open patches of sand. The WEA contains 20 of 22 federally listed plant species known to occur on the Lake Wales Ridge.