Come one, come all to the volunteer workday on February 24th, at Shadow Bay Park, to help restore native habitat - no experience necessary!
Florida Scrub is a unique habitat that is home to many species found nowhere else in the world. Nearly the entire Scrub habitat in Orange County has been lost to development, and many of its species are critically endangered. Shadow Bay Park is one of the only places in Orange County to see remnants of this Scrub habitat, including many of its rare and endangered species. Shadow Bay Park is also home to one of the last few remaining populations of a very rare Scrub species, Scrub lupine (Lupinus aridorum).
With support from Duke Energy, Orange County Parks and Recreation and Bok Tower Gardens are partnering to restore an overgrown power line easement in Shadow Bay Park back to healthy Scrub habitat. This will help provide better habitat to preserve a diversity of species, including gopher tortoises, pollinators, and several endangered plant species like the Scrub lupine.
We are inviting the public to help clip and pull vines, cut and remove small saplings and brush, weed out grasses and invading species, and help rake away any of the vegetation debris. This is an outdoor event, and no prior experience is necessary. Staff will be on site to provide full instructions. You can stay part of the morning or until noon.
Place: Shadow Bay Park, Turkey Lake Road, Orlando (at the end of the entrance road by the tennis court)
Please bring: bottle of water, hat, and sunscreen and bug spray if desired. Extra water and snacks will be provided.
Clothing: long pants and close-toed shoes or boots suggested (cactus and other thorny plants are present)
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- four hours