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Central Florida

Sandhill Habitat Restoration

Our members are working on numerous Sandhill habitat restoration projects with our partners throughout central Florida. Projects are located at Lake Louisa State Park, St. John’s River Water Management District, Oakland Nature Preserve, Mead Gardens, Lake County Parks and Trails, Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, Lake County Water Authority, Oscar Shearer State Park, St. Geneva Wilderness,

and Chinsegut Manor House. Scrub and Scrubby Flatwoods habitat restoration projects are located at Bill Frederick Park, Shadow Bay Park, and Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve.

Trout lily

FNPS members planting rescued plants at lake Louisa State Park.

 

Floristic Surveys

More than 150 native plant species have been documented in floristic surveys and seeds are being collected from properties owned by our partners (private landowners) for restoration projects on public lands. A number of rare and critically endangered species are included in these restoration efforts, including Warea amplexifolia, Bonamia grandiflora, Eriogonum longifolium var. gnaphalifolium, Matelea pubiflora, Nolina brittoniana, and Polygala lewtonii.

Planting rescued plants at Lake Louisa State Park

Collecting seed for restoration.