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Florida-Friendly Native Landscape program Oct. 28th

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The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), in conjunction with the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, is please to offer the program, “Protecting the Coastal Waterfront with Florida Friendly Natives” by Thomas Becker, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood, FL on Tuesday October 28, 2014. The program will be immediately followed by a short tour of the Cedar Point Butterfly Garden.

This talk addresses the “how to’s” in creating a Florida-Friendly, low maintenance landscape and plant buffers in order to protect critical habitat. Native plants installed and properly cared for can provide long-term benefits to coastal yards and neighborhoods. Urban landscapes and yards do impact, both positively and negatively, coastal habitats and water quality. The program is FREE but registration is advised. Call 941-475-0769 to reserve your spot!

Cedar Point Environmental Park is a Charlotte County facility located at 2300 Placida Road in Englewood. These lectures are provided through support from the Mosaic Company Foundation, the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, Charlotte County and CHEC. Further information can be obtained by calling (941) 475-0769.