Sow your wild sea oats at Fort De Soto

Sow your wild sea oats at Fort De SotoThose interested in helping maintain the beach at Fort De Soto Park are invited to join the Friends of Fort De Soto in the Sow Your Wild Sea Oats volunteer event on Saturday, March 10. Sea oats are being planted to help stabilize and establish a dune system to prevent erosion and offer a habitat for native wildlife.

Supplied by the Friends of Fort De Soto, the sea oats will be planted at the north point of the park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 2 to 6 p.m., lunch and a free concert will be provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Gulf Beaches. Volunteers should meet at shelter #11, south of the fort. There will be free parking for volunteers

The planting is part of a weekend of activities for Kiwanis members. On Friday, 30 to 50 junior and senior high school and college students affiliated with the Kiwanis Club will set up camp in the park before joining the sea oat planting on Saturday.


or contact the park staff at Ft. DeSoto:
Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Park Office (727) 552-1862


Posted: March 6, 2012

Category: Natural Resources

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