Volunteers needed to removed invasive trees Oct. 25, 2013

October 17, 2013

chinesetallowThe Six Rivers Cooperative Species Management Area, along with The Florida Extension Office, and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance are looking for volunteers. The project will be invasive species removal of Chinese tallow trees along the Choctawhatchee Bay on Friday, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m.

The removal will be at the Indian Bay subdivision, between Choctaw Beach and Freeport. See driving directions below, and parking map attached.

This is a public workday of the Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA). CISMA members will be using chainsaws to cut down trees and will also be applying herbicide. Volunteers will be hauling logs and tree limbs and possibly using loppers to assist with cutting smaller specimens or other species.

The location is wet and swampy, so dress appropriately. Bring waders if you have them. We will have a few pairs available. If you don’t have waders, but you have boots, bring those. Also recommended: wear sunscreen and bring a refillable water container.

RSVP to Brooke Saari –  bsaari@ufl.edu or 850-685-7359 – by Oct. 23.

Driving Directions: INDIAN BAY DR, FREEPORT, FL 32439. Between Choctaw Beach and Basin Bayou. Take Highway 20. Turn SOUTH onto Indian Bay Dr. (You will be turning into Indian Bay subdivision; Magee Industrial Park is a big building and parking lot just west of the turn.) Straight ahead to the T, and then turn RIGHT. Work site is all the way at the end of the road. Parking areas are highlighted on the attached map. IndianBay_ParkingMap