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Help the rare plant Ziziphus celata near FWC Carter Creek (1/24/2020)
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Help the rare plant Ziziphus celata near FWC Carter Creek (1/24/2020)

We will be hand weeding around Ziziphus celata plants inside a fenced enclosure in a cattle field.

1/24/2020
When: January 24, 2020
From 8:30 AM to around noon
Where: FWC Carter Creek
4537 Riverdale Road
Sebring, Florida  33870
United States
Contact: Stephanie Koontz
(863) 465-2571, ext. 240


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Ziziphus celata is a federally endangered plant occurring in only a few remaining populations. Therefore, we are focused on conserving as many wild populations as possible. By volunteering to help us reduce competition with Ziziphus within these enclosures, we are prolong the lifespans of these populations. Reducing vegetation also aids in locating new recruits within the population.

We will be hand weeding around Ziziphus celata plants inside a fenced enclosure in a cattle field. We'll be removing competing vegetation, (mainly pasture grasses, vines, and small shrubs) from Ziziphus plants to reduce competition.


This workday will be led by Stephanie Koontz of Archbold Biological Station.

This Ziziphus support effort will be on private ranch land, but has the full approval of the land owner and FWC


Meet  at the parking area for FWC Carter Creek,

From there we'll be using 4WD vehicles to move to the nearby Ziziphus area on private ranch land.

Please wear closed shoes, long sleeves and long pants as the ziziphus are a little prickly. Bring your work gloves, we'll have all other tools needed and cold drinking water.


 

Directions

Take State Road 17 south from Avon Park, or north from Sebring, to the intersection with Arbuckle Creek Road (marked by a white and green BP gas station.) Go east on Arbuckle Creek Road 3 miles. You will pass the Maranatha Settlement. At the corner of Arbuckle Creek Road and Riverdale Road, turn left (north) onto Riverdale.

Riverdale Road has a sharp left and after you take the turn you'll see the parking lot/meeting area at the upcoming right turn.