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Got mangroves? Sign up for this mangrove-trimming best practices course

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY – UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Charlotte County in collaboration with UF/IFAS Lee County will offer a mangrove trimming best practices course from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Cedar Point Environmental Park in Englewood. The course will cover mangrove ecology and identification, mangrove trimming regulations and demonstration of best pruning practices. Continuing Education Units are available upon completion of the course.

Mangroves are a vital part of tropical and subtropical shorelines. They reduce erosion, provide nursery habitat for many ecologically significant species, and increase water quality. As such, there are many regulations in place regarding their maintenance and pruning.

  • Register online at www.mangovebmp.eventbrite.com
  • The $25 registration fee will be waived for land management and natural resources professionals. Space is limited.

For information, contact Kate Rose at Kate.Rose0210@ufl.edu or 941-764-4346 or Jodie York at Jodie.York@ufl.edu or 941-764-4349.