3 Invasive Plant Removal Plan: Tidal Creek, Ramon Way and Appian Way: 3 October 2020, 9 AM

3 Invasive Plant Removal Plan: Tidal Creek, Ramon Way and Appian Way: 3 October 2020, 9 AM

Coffeepot Bayou Watershed Alliance (CBWA)
Snell Isle Property Owners Association (SIPOA)
Keep Pinellas Beautiful (KPB)
Registration at the site, Ramon and Appian Way, starting at 8:30 AM, 3 October.

This creek services stormwater runoff from the local area as well as from storm drains along Snell Isle Blvd. During previous projects, we removed Brazilian Peppers and Carrotwood trees that were competing with native plants along the creek embankment. We also removed dense foliage that provided camouflage for nefarious activity. In this phase, principal work is to remove Brazilian Pepper trees: dead debris that is in the creek bed and live growth on the far side of the creek. Above and Beyond Landscaping- Antwon Montgomery is the contractor; their team will do the extraction with chainsaws and a truck to bring debris to the easement area. Volunteers will use loppers and saws to cut the debris and load it on a trailer.

CBWA and SIPOA will coordinate the work and provide supplies (water, snacks, gloves) and KPB will support the project with tools and equipment. Funding supporting this project includes funds from Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Water, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, and Snell Isle Property Owners Association.

Participants must be at least 16 years old; dress for the operation should include pants, shirts, and closed foot wear. We advise that the embankment is very uneven and a difficult place to work. In a previous project someone fell into the creek. Please be careful.

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