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Chapter Meeting: Perico Preserve, A Story of Transformation

  • Hillsborough County Extension Office

    5339 County Road 579, Seffner, FL (map)

    27.993799 -82.302343

  • We recommend parking on Old Hillsborough Avenue -- we meet in the community room at the rear of the Extension Office
  • Perico Preserve, A Story of Transformation. 

    Presented by Damon Moore, Environmental Program Manager for Manatee County.

    The restoration of Perico Preserve, a 176-acre property in Manatee County, is a story of transformation. The land has undergone significant changes from its original acquired state of farmland to the beautiful mix of habitats we see today. Featured at this site are the coastal wetlands expected in this area as well as carefully planned scrub hills and upland areas that were part of the historic coast. 

    Damon Moore, Environmental Program Manager for Manatee County, will talk about the county’s restoration project that won them a Landscape Award Of Excellence for Restoration from FNPS in 2016. He will describe how they removed non-native plants and restored a rich diversity of native species to wetland and upland habitats at the preserve.

    Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Hillsborough County Extension Office 5339 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33583 As usual, there will be light refreshments, and a native plant auction following the presentation.

    On the Saturday following the presentation, February 18, our fieldtrip will be to Manatee County for a guided walk in Perico Preserve. 

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