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2014 Air Potato Mega-Raid

Join the Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area for the 2014 Air Potato Mega-Raid!  Come join the fun - great project for all ages! Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring work/gardening gloves.

This massive, multi-project effort is hosted by the Seminole County SERV program.  Please help them plan the sites by registering here: http://tinyurl.com/raidit


For additional opportunities in Seminole County, contact Elizabeth Stephens at [masked]. 

View their latest newsletter here.

Also, please note these are going on all over central Florida on this date.  If you do a Google search for 2014 Air Potato Mega Raid, you will very likely locate events close to your home.


What the heck is an Air Potato???

"A native to tropical Asia, air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera, was first introduced to the Americas from Africa. In 1905 it was introduced to Florida. Due to its ability to displace native species and disrupt natural processes such as fire and water flow, air potato has been listed as one of Florida’s most invasive plant species since 1993, and was placed on the Florida Noxious Weed List by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 1999."

More: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/133

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For more information about the Florida Invasive Species Partnership and the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs), visit http://www.floridainvasives.org/

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  • Tee

    Thank you so much for investing your morning to make a difference for our environment! Our group collected 100 lbs of Air Potatoes! When they publish the totals for the region, i'll post those here as well. :)

    January 27, 2014

  • Blanca

    Which location are you going to?

    January 24, 2014

  • Tee

    Bring my cell # -[masked] to help you find us. I'll be there early. Also, Pookie's Rescue Fest (http://pookiesrescuefest.com/) is nearby - if you're interested, stop by there for lunch at the food truck vendors after the Potato Raid with us. :)

    January 24, 2014

  • Blanca

    Bringing the kids!

    January 22, 2014

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