EVENT BY Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). St. Johns River Water Management District. Land manager, Graham Williams, will be leading this field trip as we learn about the Econ river’s hydrology and the importance of native plants.
*****Reservations highly limited. Once we reach RSVP capacity, publicity for this event will be taken down.
*****An RSVP is required- email firstname.lastname@example.org. FNPS members from any chapter are welcome to attend but an email RSVP is needed. In event of unforeseen circumstances (such as bad weather) we can contact you and cancel plans. Please email us with your day-of cell phone and number of people in your party.
Arrival Time: 8:45am
Point of Contact: Mark Kateli
RSVP REQUIRED: Please email us at email@example.com with your day-of cell phone (for emergency purposes only) and the total number of people in your party.
Location: Econolatchee Sandhills Conservation Area: 15227 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando, FL 32820
Parking: Gravel/dirt parking lot at the main entrance. Ample parking space. There are no restrooms on property.
Entrance Fee: None. Members report volunteer hours. There are no restrooms on property.
Please join Graham Williams, land manager, from St Johns Water Management District at the Econolatchee Sandhills Conservation Area where he will discuss native plant ecology and the Econolatchee river’s hydrology.
Graham Williams works for the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJWMD). He is passionate about Florida’s incredible water resources and hopes to spark your interest in what you can do to help protect Florida’s waterways. Dr. Jennifer Mitchell from SJWMD may also be joining us!
The Econ sandhill area protects almost 1.5 miles of the Econlockhatchee River and its associated floodplain and uplands.
This property is special because it protects some of the only remaining natural sandhill community in eastern Orange County. Visitors say it also has some of the prettiest floodplain swamp found along the Econlockhatchee River. Though a small property, it offers almost 3 miles of nice trail where visitors will be able to traverse sandhills to pine flatwoods to swamp and the river within a short distance.
This is an easy field trip for avid naturalists and native plant enthusiasts. Youth that are heavily interested in science or nature inclined should also inquire!