Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Residence Inn entrance to the Greenway
Environmentalists are on a quest to remove this invasive plant, the air potato, and others from our natural areas from St. Augustine to Egan’s Creek Greenway. Taro grows along the banks of the creek to a height of about 4-6 feet and has dark green, arrowhead shaped leaves like an elephant ear. If not pulled out, it will regenerate and shade out other plants to the point of taking over. Invasive plants and vines pose the greatest ecological threats to the natural communities of Florida.
Invite your friends and family and participate in this fun event. Just grab your garden gloves and pruning shears and head over to the Residence Inn entrance to the Greenway for the fun as Greenway Manager Kathy Russell teaches us about plant life in the Greenway. Wear long pants and sleeves, and sunscreen. You might also apply your favorite bug repellent. Don’t have any gloves or tools? We have some for you. All ages are welcome. Stay as long or as little as you like. We’ll provide water. At 11:00 will have a pizza picnic.