Phipps Park Invasive Plant Education

SUNDAY, 17th March: Phipps Park Invasive Plant Education/Volunteer Program, #4

Want great outdoor exercise, education and an opportunity to “give back” by helping to rid a beautiful Tallahassee park of its invasive plants at the same time? Please join this event, one of a series organized by the Florida Trail Association (FTA) and the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park. The activity begins at 9:30am at the Meridian trailhead, ends ~12:30. Enter the park directly from Meridian Rd at the entrance for baseball fields; the trailhead is located on left about ¼ mile in from Meridian Rd.http://www.talgov.com/Uploads/Public/Documents/parks/pdf/phipps.pdf

Lunch is provided. Bring a friend! Also bring water, bug spray, work gloves, and wear shoes appropriate for hiking. Some tools will be provided, but please bring a clipper and/or a shovel (pointed type is best), and/or root jack, if you own them. No pets, please. Note: this event is not appropriate if you are severely allergic to poison ivy.  IvyBlock barrier cream will be provided.

Contacts:  Karen Berkley (850) 570-5740kjberkley@gmail.com; or Mike Jenkins (850) 766-5716fnpsmagnoliach@gmail.com; or Linda Patton (850) 668-4334lpatton@fsu.edu ; or Chuck Goodheart, (850) 933-6631Charles.Goodheart@talgov.com

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