Join Dr. Katherine Clements,UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County ecology and natural resources educator, at Shamrock Park for a walking tour to identify non-native, invasive plants and animals. Learn about how and when they were introduced to our region, and find out what you can do to be a responsible property owner. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Non-native invasive plants and animals are one of the leading threats to native biodiversity around the world. They can negatively affect property values, agricultural productivity, public utilities, fisheries, tourism, outdoor recreation, and ecosystem function, and are estimated to cost the United States as much as $120 billion in economic damages and control measures each year.
Weather and time permitting we may include a short walk to observe continuing efforts at invasive plant management at Shamrock Park.
NOTE: Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
For more information, call 941-861-9822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Instructor: Dr. Katherine Clements, Ecology and Natural Resources Educator, Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability
NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.
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