Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve Jamboree!
- Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, Tarpon Springs FL
Aquatic Invaders - The Invasive Apple Snails
Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)
The Suncoast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) in parternship with UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County and the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve are hosting Jenn Bernatis, PhD, Biological Scientist II with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who will give a short presentation about the invasive apple snails of Florida. Following her presentation, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Friend's "Return the Preserve" and CISMA Work Day event to remove invasive apple snails and their eggs from Brooker Creek.
8:00am - Invasive Apple snails of Florida (presentation) by Jenn Bernatis
8:45am - Instructions and preparation for invasive snail and snail egg removal
9:00am - Work day begins! (You can stay as long as you want)
Suncoast CISMA's mission is to address the threat to native diversity within the Suncoast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area by coordinating and increasing efforts to eliminate or reduce invasive, non-native plants and animals across public and private boundaries.
Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.
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