Native Plant Day

Native Plant Day, March 11, 2017

The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) invites the public to join in celebrating their 14th Annual “Plant Native” Day on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood FL, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

“Fire-Wise Landscaping” will be the featured program with lectures, walks and plant sales.
The focus of the day will illustrate how low-flammability native plants can reduce wildfire risk on your property. The day’s events are as follows:

Plant Sales begin 9:00 AM and will continue throughout the day. Nursery plants will be set up along the sidewalk in front of the environmental center. Home-grown varieties will be offered for donations in the Demonstration Garden. The Peace River Butterfly Society will be available from 9:15 to Noon with live butterfly-raising demonstrations, plants and supplies for sale at their booth.

At 9:30 AM Greetings & Announcements begin upstairs in the Environmental Center with refreshments, books for sale, informative handouts, and Mangrove Chapter & CHEC displays and literature.
Laurel Schiller from Florida Native Plants, Inc.will speak at 10 AM about a sensible approach to creating a fire resistant landscape. The title of her presentation is “Forget the Foundation Plants—Landscape with Fire in Mind.”

At 11:00 AM “Establishing a Defensible Zone around Your Home:” Richard Christman, Forest Area Supervisor, Myakka State Forest will present a forester’s perspective on the best ways to minimize the effects of wildfire on your property.
Between 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM you may tour the Native Plant demonstration garden or take a guided trail walk through the park, where examples of low and high flammability native plants will be seen in nature.

For more information contact Cedar Point Environmental Park at 475-0769. To reach a Mangrove Chapter Board Member call 941-697-2756

At: Cedar Point Environmental Park

2300 Placida Rd.
ENGLEWOOD Florida, 34223

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