2012/1/10 Category: Conservation News
Brevard Zoo and Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Indian River Lagoon Shoreline Restoration Project (FDEP IRL SRP) are now planning to hold workshops at the Zoo and would like to invite Brevard County residents to participate!
The Zoo and FDEP IRL SRP partnered last year to increase awareness of the Indian River Lagoon Shoreline Restoration Project. Zoo guests, schools, and scout troops took red mangroves provided by the Zoo and cared for these plants at home for months. These plant “foster parents” returned more than 200 red mangroves which were provided to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to be used in future restoration plantings along the Lagoon!
The workshops will be from 6 to 7 p.m. in Brevard Zoo's Education Department with a fieldtrip out to the Indian River Lagoon exhibit in the Paws On area of the Zoo. Amy Reaume, Brevard Zoo's Head Aquarist and Aquatic Conservation Coordinator, and Jacqueline Owen from Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be leading these workshops. The workshops will include the history of the FDEP IRL Shoreline Restoration Project, the importance of mangroves and shoreline restoration, plant care, and how to get involved in more conservation projects. At the end of the workshop, participants will take home a plant to "foster".
Workshops will be held on the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Brevard County residents interested in participating should contact Amy Reaume at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to reserve a spot in a workshop.
Advance reservations are required, so choose your workshop date and join us to help restore the Indian River Lagoon!