Habitat Improvement day for the rare Lakela’s Mint in Fort Pierce!


Cause Areas


Sat Apr 07, 2018, 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM


5600 U.S. 1 NorthFort Pierce, FL 34946


Come join us for a Habitat Improvement day for the rare Lakela’s Mint in Fort Pierce!

The public is invited to help improve Scrub habitat for the rare Lakela’s Mint on the morning of Saturday, April 7 th. We will be removing the overgrowth of small oaks, love vine, life plant, and various other competing species within the natural population of mints. Loppers and pruners will be provided, but if you have a favorite hand tool, please bring it. No special skills are necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will provide a short tour of the habitat and its species afterwards for those who are interested. Lunch (sandwich platters) will be provided at noon. RSVP REQUIRED to cpeterson@boktower.org by April 3rd. All participants will also be required to sign a liability waiver at the start of the work day.

I hope you can join us! Your help is greatly appreciated! Please pass this message on to other interested parties who may be able to help out.

Date: April 7th

Time: 8:30 am - noon

Place: The Ocean Discovery Center parking lot at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute/FAU, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946

Bring: bottle of water - refills will be provided. Also if desired: hat, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves. PLEASE wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots.

Project contacts: Cheryl Peterson, Conservation Program Manager, Bok Tower Gardens cpeterson@boktower.org / (863) 734-1220 and Amanda Thompson, Sr. Lands Stewardship & Outreach Coordinator, St. Lucie County Environmental Resources

Department ThompsonAm@stlucieco.org / (772) 462-2528


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • April 7th from 8:30am to 12pm

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