Rare Plan Rescue 1/17 in Citrus County: Volunteers Wanted

Bok Tower Gardens is partnering with the Florida Turnpike Authority, the Florida Forest Service, and local chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society for a rare plant rescue in south Citrus County on Tuesday, January 17th.

We are looking for volunteers to help in the relocation of several hundred Showy Dawnflower, Stylisma abdita, from an impact site. We will need about ten people to dig up the plants and place into pots, and another ten people to transplant the plants into the recipient site. No experience is necessary – we will provide full instructions.

We will meet at 9:30 am at the Oak Park North Trailhead of the Withlacoochee State Forest and will work until roughly 1 pm.

Please RSVP to Cheryl Peterson, cpeterson@boktower.org or 863-734-1220.

Please wear long pants and boots or close-toed shoes, and bring a hat if desired. Water refills and snacks will be provided. All volunteers will be provided a complimentary (late) lunch at a local venue following the work.

Thank you very much for considering assisting us in this important preservation effort!