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11th Annual Air Potato Rodeo

Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Palatka, FL

11th Annual Air Potato Rodeo

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Adult (Over Age 16) Ended Free  
Child (Under Age 16) Ended Free  

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The Air Potato Rodeo is an annual park beautification day and resource management project held to help control the air potato vine (Dioscorea Bulbifera) that is widespread at Ravine Gardens. Controlling this pest plant is crucial in maintaining the historic beauty of the formal gardens in the park. Air Potato wranglers will assist park staff and volunteers in the collection of the potato-like tubers in efforts to control the sprouting and spread of the vine.

All ages are invited to enjoy a day of resource management fun, refreshments and community involvement. Prizes will be given for the largest potato, smallest potato and the most unusually shaped potato. Admission into the park is free to participants and the first 100 volunteers will receive a free tee-shirt.

Gloves, trash bags and tools will be provided. Participants should wear long sleeves and pants, as well as closed-toe shoes. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle, bug spray and sun screen.

For more information please contact Lauren Watkins at (386) 937-0949 or email Lauren.Watkins@dep.state.fl.us. For more about Ravine Gardens State Park or Florida State Parks visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

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Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg St
Palatka, FL 32177

Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


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Ravine Gardens State Park

Ravine Gardens State Park is a Florida State Park located in historic Palatka, Florida. The park boasts beautiful formal gardens, a natural ravine and 1.8 mile loop for cars, bikes, and pedestrians, an amphitheater, weekly events and more.

Amenities: Pavilions, Meeting Rooms, Auditorium, Playground, Workout Loop, Pond, Hiking, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Geoseeking, Exhibits, Picnicing, Weddings

For more information visit www.floridastateparks.org/ravinegardens.

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