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Search for new populations of Florida Ziziphus in the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest (4/22/2014)
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Search for new populations of Florida Ziziphus in the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest (4/22/2014)

It's Earth Day!! We will be conducting a grid search looking for Florida Ziziphus plants. Volunteers will be working in pairs; one person will navigate to way points on a GPS unit and the other will look for plants.

4/22/2014
When: 4/22/2014
From 8:30 am to around noon
Where: Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
851 CR 630 E
Frostproof, Florida  33843
United States
Contact: Jennifer Navarra


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It's Earth Day !!

We will be conducting a grid search looking for Florida Ziziphus plants. Volunteers will be working in pairs; one person will navigate to way points on a GPS unit and the other will look for plants.

The GPS units are easy to use and you'll be trained on how to spot the rare plants.
Doing the survey is very interesting!


Here's more about this rare plant:

Florida Ziziphus was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1987. Since then researchers have been working to recover this species from near extinction. There are still many places that have not been searched. Finding new populations is important for the conservation of this species since newly discovered populations tend to have distinct genetic makeup.



All participants will need to be able to walk through the woods. At times we may be going through dense vegetation.

Please wear sturdy footwear, long pants, long sleeves, hat, and bring your work gloves.

We'll have drinking water and all the survey tools needed.


Directions to the meeting location at the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Office:

The office is off of County Road 630 east of Scenic Highway 17 and SR 27.  If traveling from the west you will pass through Frostproof on 630. After passing through Frostproof (there is a McDonalds and a grocery store on the right) begin looking for the Division of Forestry sign on the left side of the highway. The office is located several miles past the town. Turn when you see the sign and the drive way will take you to the main office (building in on the right).  If you come to Blue Jordan Road you have gone too far and need to turn around. Call if you get lost. The office number is 863 635-7801.