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Wildflower Restoration: Moving Sabal Palms

September 9, 2018

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On the Wildflower Preserve property, we are lucky to have a large number of native Sabal (aka Cabbage) Palm trees.  The Sabal Palm is the state tree of Florida.  It is slow growing, but very hardy.  When a Sabal Palm starts from seed in the wild, research by the University of Florida indicates that it […]

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Wildflower Restoration: A Video View

August 22, 2018

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This week at Wildflower Preserve, the Diversified Professional Services (DPS) construction team is continuing their clearing work in preparation for the wetlands expansion and elevation changes.  The burn pit operations described in our last project note have been delayed due to the high water table and challenges setting up the burn pit.  A metal frame for […]

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Wildflower Restoration: Clearing and the Burn Pit

August 15, 2018

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Diversified Professional Services, DPS, is the prime contractor for the restoration work currently underway at Wildflower Preserve.  Their crew has been actively working over the last few weeks to clear vegetation in the areas of the preserve that will be modified as part of the wetland expansion. Surveyors came onsite before the clearing work began and […]

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Wildflower Restoration Update: Gopher Tortoises and More

August 7, 2018

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We’re pleased to report that, after several weeks of delay to resolve final permitting issues, restoration work is now in “full swing” at Wildflower Preserve. One of the first project activities has been protecting the onsite gopher tortoises. Gopher tortoises are listed as a “threatened” species in Florida and a special FWC permit is required […]

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Wildflower Preserve Wetlands Restoration Groundbreaking!

April 28, 2018

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On a beautiful Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, an enthusiastic crowd of Lemon Bay Conservancy supporters gathered at Wildflower Preserve to celebrate the start of the Wetlands Restoration phase of the Wildflower Preserve Habitat Restoration Project. LBC president Jim Cooper welcomed everyone. Jim noted that the Conservancy has been working on this major initiative since […]

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