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Start Your Day Off Right with a Tour of the Mangrove Community

Guided tours will be led by the University of Florida’s Master Gardeners, individuals who have completed an extensive training course in gardening sponsored by the University of Florida. As you walk through the pathway, you will view the unique ecosystems of the mangroves, identify trees and shrubs, and learn how these plants can fit into your home landscape. In addition, you will experience the habitats that support many different Florida creatures including alligators, wading birds, turtles, fish, raccoon, and crabs.

The Master Gardener guides will introduce native, non-native Florida Friendly (good to plant) and invasive plants (not good to plant) and the difference between each. Learn about the importance of the mangrove community, it’s value as a habitat and the support it provides as nursery grounds for fish, birds, crabs and other creatures as well as the ability of the mangroves to survive under low oxygen and saline environments.

Additional information and guided walks will be posted in the kiosk on the Parks that Teach corridor of the Punta Gorda Pathways at the Shreve Street and West Virginia Avenue crossing. The Parks That Teach Program is a Public – Private Partnership between the City, the Master Gardeners and Team Punta Gorda. RSVP is required.

Tours depart from Fisherman’s Village parking lot near the outdoor fitness area and last approximately one and a half hours. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and wear sunscreen. You might need to bring a hat and water as well! We look forward to seeing you there!

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Channelside Apartments in Fort Myers, Florida, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, July 7, 2018—9:30 AM

Event Venue Location:
Fishermen’s Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, Florida

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