On Saturday morning, May 3rd, Jim Harrison led members of the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary in a “Make a Difference” work day at Lemon Bay Conservancy’s Wildflower Preserve.
The Rotarians started the morning with a quick visit to see the juvenile tarpon research project underway at Lemon Creek. Then, they set to work clearing invasive Brazilian Pepper trees around one of the preserve ponds.
The work was made more difficult by the steep sides on the old golf course pond, a heavy growth of Muscadine vines enveloping the trees, and very humid weather conditions.
Despite the challenges, the group worked quickly to cleared a 100 foot section of the pond banks before heavy rains set in and cut the work session short.