Perdido Key Garden Volunteer Work Day

The Escambia County Natural Management Resources Department is seeking volunteers to help prune and remove plants from around the Perdido Key Community Center in support of a future coastal demonstration garden. A volunteer work day is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perdido Key Community Center, 15500 Perdido Key Dr. Volunteers must register for the event in advance. Contact Samantha Bolduc at (850) 595-3460 or [email protected] to register.

The Natural Resources Management Department was awarded an $10,450 grant from the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program for the Perdido Key Coastal Demonstration Garden. The garden will showcase native plant species approved for use under the Perdido Key Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and demonstrate various landscaping techniques specific to the coastal environment. Signage will inform visitors about the plants species and techniques used for each area. The project includes development of a landscaping brochure to be distributed to area homeowners and property managers.

This work day will help prep the garden area for future plantings in the spring. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook or contact Natural Resources at (850) 595-3460 or [email protected].

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