Water-Related News

Volunteers needed for Weed Wrangle at south Lee County Conservation 20/20 preserve

Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2, to help
remove invasive plants at Lee County’s Mullock Creek Preserve, as part of the statewide Weed Wrangle volunteer effort.

Weed Wrangle is a one-day, statewide volunteer effort organized by the Garden Club of America, the Florida Invasive Species Partnership and Florida’s 16 regional Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs). It is intended to protect local conservation areas through the removal of especially harmful trees, vines and invasive plants.

The effort is planned as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 25 through March 3. Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 is partnering locally with Southwest Florida CISMA to host a volunteer project to remove invasive vegetation at Mullock Creek Preserve, located near the intersection of U.S. 41 South and Shadow Creek Boulevard in south Fort Myers, about 2 miles north of Koreshan State Park.Detailed location and parking instructions will be provided to volunteers who register.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance, as space is limited. To register, contact Roxanne Taylor, Conservation 20/20 coordinator, at 239-220-9914. Anyone 13 and up may volunteer.
Volunteers will be hand-pulling and removing non-native and invasive plants. Conservation 20/20 staff will supervise and provide all tools and protective gloves.