Help rid Oyster Lake of exotic invasive plants

April 1, 2009

cbaChoctawhatchee Basin Alliance hosting work day April 9 & 22

It’s spring again, a good time not just for planting, but also for the control of exotic species. CBA is still working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to control exotic and invasive plants on the coastal dune lakes. This year, herbicide applications will be re-applied to aquatic exotic plants on Oyster Lake. And CBA will extend our efforts to Eastern and Big Redfish lakes. Additional work on some of the wetland areas surrounding Oyster Lake will begin April 9th by working with Dune Breeze Villas on the northwestern edge of Oyster Lake to restore their native vegetative buffer. April 9th and 22nd, bindweed and other invasives will be cut and removed. A subsequent planting designed to help re-establish the native plant community will be scheduled for late April or early May.
If you are interested in participating in this project, or if you have other related inquiries, please contact Sarah Kalinoski, CBA Grant Coordinator, at 850-729-6425 or kalinoss@nwfstatecollege.edu.