Events On Hold

These events have not happened, largely due to issues related to Covid-19.  We hope to bring them to you soon.


 

 DATE TBD 

AUG/SEPT EVENT OUTREACH: NATIVE LANDSCAPING WORKSHOP

With JENNIFER HOPTON-VILLALOBOS 

This is a closed event. It is only available to members of the Lake Helen Community.

Graphic courtesy of Lake Helen Committee

This is a closed event. It is only available to members of the Lake Helen Community.

Event timeframe: TBD

Point of Contact: Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos

Location:  Hopkins Hall 150 Connecticut Ave, Lake Helen, FL 32744 

Parking:  Parking lot on property

Details: 

Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos, chapter member, will be leading discussion on ongoing restoration efforts for the Lake Helen shoreline and how native plants can be synergistically used for gardening and enhancing local biodiversity. Jennifer grew up around Lake Helen and this special neighborhood project has added meaning for her.

Event hosted by the Lake Helen Committee & Lake Helen Garden Club

 


 

DATE TBD

SPECIAL EVENT: PHOTOGRAPHER'S PARADISE: PRIVATE TOUR OF TOSOHATCHEE WILDFLOWER TRAIL

With Tosohatchee Wildlife Management

Arrival Time: 7:45am

Point of Contact: Mark Kateli 

TICKET INFORMATION COMING SOON

Location:  Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area  3365 Taylor Creek Road Christmas, FL 32709

Parking:  Main Entrance Parking lot   Ample parking available 

Entrance Fee: None   Members report volunteer hours. 

Details: A special opportunity where you won't have to walk around all morning taking pictures. Ticket purchase benefits Cuplet Fern chapter. Your pictures benefit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee (FWC). Full details available by clicking on Eventbrite and Special Page with important information on our chapter website.

 


 

DATE TBD

INVASIVE PLANT REMOVALS AT SPRING HAMMOCK

With Seminole Natural Lands Program

RSVP REQUIRED: EMAIL US HERE SO WE KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

The "Burrito Method" Photo Courtesy of Mark Kateli

Timeframe: 8:45am - 11am

Point of Contact: Jena Pell and Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos

RSVP REQUIRED: EMAIL US HERE TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

Location:  Spring Hammock Preserve   2985 Osprey Trail, Longwood, FL 32750

Parking: Parking lot adjacent to environmental center building (to the right after the main entrance)

Entrance Fee: None. Members report volunteer hours.  

Details:

Water, tarp, and garbage bags provided! Please bring your own shovel and gardening gloves. If you do not have a shovel, you can focus on bagging cesarweed, #urenalobata. It's called the "burrito method" Come check it out.

Your point of contact is Jena Pell from Seminole Natural Lands- please sign-off on her waiver before beginning work ‍

Along with Jena, Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos, our invasive plant removal coordinator, will be happy to give you initial pointers on how to effectively extract and bag these invasive plants while minimizing seed dispersal. Please wear shirts/tops made of polyester. Jeans are good too. Seeds readily stick on any cotton fabric.

Don't forget a bagged snack and mosquito repellant. We are still taking advantage of the cooler weather and making a huge dent in caesarweed around the environmental center.

Further Info on Venue: https://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/locations/Spring-Hammock-Preserve.stml

Further Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/175451203878765/

 

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.