Nov 272015
 

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The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity, announced that they will hold a free workshop focused on Invasive Exotic Plant Identification and Removal on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am to 12 pm.

In an effort to get local homeowners involved in long-term conservation in the Florida Keys, IRC will be holding a workshop aimed at teaching residents of the Keys how to correctly identify and successfully remove invasive exotic plant species found within the Florida Keys. The event is open to the public and is completely free to attend. Participants will even receive free herbicide to take home and use on exotic species found within their own backyards. IRC staff will also be providing hands on demonstrations with exotic identification and removal techniques, informational handouts regarding plant identification and herbicide application steps.

The workshop will be held at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (5210 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040) on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am to 12 pm. Feel free to come for any length of time during the workshop. If you have any questions please contact Adriana Olavarria (aolavarria@regionalconservation.org; 305-504-1690) or Cara Abbott (abbott@regionalconservation.org; 305-304-6610).

About The Institute for Regional Conservation
A private non-profit organization, The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems. Based in Florida, USA, IRC works on conservation research and action throughout South Florida, the Caribbean and beyond. Their work is premised on an innovative idea of conservation that seeks to protect and restore viable populations of all plant and animal species within a region, rather than simply focusing on charismatic animals or plants with narrow global ranges. For more information visit www.regionalconservation.org.

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