Celebrate Earth Day on Perdido Key

Celebrate Earth Day with the Escambia County Natural Resources Management Department by helping to install native plants at the Perdido Key Coastal Demonstration Garden on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Perdido Key Community Center, located at 15500 Perdido Key Drive. Volunteers must register for the event in advance. Please contact Samantha Bolduc at (850) 595-3460 or smbolduc@myescambia.com to register.

The Natural Resources Management department was awarded an $10,450 grant from the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program for the Perdido Key Coastal Demonstration Garden. The garden will showcase native plant species approved for use under the Perdido Key Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and demonstrate various landscaping techniques specific to the coastal environment. Signage will inform visitors about the plants species and techniques used for each area, and the project includes development of a landscaping brochure to be distributed to area homeowners and property managers.

Due to the size of the garden, volunteer slots are limited to 25 and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-come basis. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event. For more information, contact Natural Resources at (850) 595-3460 or smbolduc@myescambia.com. Follow Escambia County Natural Resources Management on Facebook to stay up to date on environmental news, programs and more.