Rain Barrel Workshop
During this webinar by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, you will learn how the use of rain barrels can conserve water, save money by reducing the use of potable water in landscapes and reduce stormwater runoff. Practical tips on the construction and installation of rain barrels will be provided. The date is Saturday, November 21, 10 to 11am. When you register for this free webinar, you will also have the option of purchasing a rain barrel kit for pickup. Register through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com
Learn all about growing tomatoes in Florida in during this comprehensive webinar offered by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County on Tuesday, December 8, 10 to 11:30am. The free webinar is taught by long time gardener, tomato lover and Master Gardener Arnie Barish. Register through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com.
Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) and the Charlotte County Natural Resource Department will be conducting the following upcoming free programs. Unless noted, all walks begin at 9am. All programs can be found at www.ChecFlorida.org. For more information, call 575•5435.
Tippecanoe Park Guided Walk
Friday, December 11, 9am – 11am. Join a CHEC Naturalist on a guided walk in Tippecanoe Environmental Park, 2400 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. This 308-acre park includes habitats such as scrub, pine flatwoods, marsh and wetlands. Meet behind the Charlotte County Sports Park. Phone 575•5435 for further information and to register.
Amberjack Park Walk
Tuesday, November 24, 9am – 11am. Join a CHEC Naturalist on a guided walk through the scrub and pine flatwoods of 217-acre Amberjack Environmental Park, 6250 Gasparilla Pines Blvd. Meet at the end of Gasparilla Pines Blvd. Call 575•5435 for further information.
Bill Coy Preserve Walk
Wednesday, December 9, 9-11am. Join CHEC for a guided walk through the 81-acre Bill Coy/Buck Creek Preserve, 5350 Placida Road. The scrubby flatwoods and mangrove swamp border Buck Creek, which flows into Lemon Bay. Meet in the parking lot. Call 575•5435 for more information.
Seagrass Wading Adventure
Friday, December 10, 10am – 12pm. Join CHEC for a wading adventure through the seagrass beds of Lemon Bay. All participants will meet at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, and will be guided approximately a half-mile to the wading site, where they will collect and view creatures of the bay. Participants will need to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that may get wet during the trip. Participants are also encouraged to wear sunscreen and insect repellent and to bring plenty of drinking water. Advance registration is required. Call 575•5435 for more information or to register. Meet in the Cedar Point parking lot near the restrooms at 10am.
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