Courtesy Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Join Alan (Al) Squires, Mangrove Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society, at 10 AM on Wednesday, July 25 at the Fireplace Pavilion at Bayshore Live Oak Park in Port Charlotte, Florida as he discusses and shows examples of Florida’s non-native, invasive exotic pests plants. 

These plants are designated by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) as plants that are detrimental to natural ecosystems of Florida.  Introduced either purposely or accidently, they colonize quickly and can overtake native species which provide habitat to wildlife.

Mr. Squires will have examples of many of these plants and will distribute free literature to help residents identify and remove them. The booklet, “Identifying & Controlling Invasive Exotic Plants in Southwest Florida: A Homeowner’s Guide” will be distributed to the first 20 people who register for this free program. 

This program is presented by Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center.  Bayshore Live Oak Park is a Charlotte County facility located at 23157 Bayshore Rd, Pt Charlotte, FL 33980.  For information and/registration for this FREE program, call 941-475-0769.

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