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Help eliminate invasive Balsam Apple at Lake June Scrub State Park (8/14/2014)
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Help eliminate invasive Balsam Apple at Lake June Scrub State Park (8/14/2014)

We'll be moving through a recently opened area and hand-pulling the invasive plant (no need to bag).

8/14/2014
When: 8/14/2014
From 8:30 AM to around noon
Where: Lake June Scrub State Park
620 Daffodil Street
Lake Placid, Florida  33852
United States
Contact: Scott Paterson
(863) 381-9928


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State Park officials have just discovered a small  area of Lake June State Park that has been overtaken by invasive Balsam Apple, and want to eliminate the plant before it flowers and spreads.

We'll be hand-pulling the invasive plant. There's no need to bag and the plants can be dropped as they're pulled.
(Herbicides can't be used due to federally protected and endangered plants in the area)

 

How this effort helps:  Lake June Scrub State Park is home to several plant species that are found no where else on the planet and they are being encrouched upon by invasive plants like Balsam Apple.


 You'll want to wear good sun protection - long sleeves, long pants, and a hat. Bring your work gloves and hiker's water bottle or similar (we'll have  cold drinking water).


 Meet at 8:30 AM at the park entrance at the end of Daffodil Street.

Directions & Meeting Area:

From Sebring, head south on US 27 towards Lake Placid. As you approach the town, look for a Citgo on the right (west) side of the road, and turn right immediately after on Lake June Road. Continue west on Lake June Road for approximately 4 miles to Daffodil Street, where you'll turn left (south). Continue on Daffodil Street to the end (approximately 2 miles), and turn left into the park entrance. We'll meet in the parking lot at the end of entrance road.

See the route from US 27 and the meeting area in this zoomable Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/icLKL