National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
108 Island Drive
Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a low-maintenance, luscious bay conscious landscape that attracts birds and wildlife. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales. Participants can also, for a small fee, order their own rain barrel that they can take home. Class will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. The class is free, but rain barrels are $25.00 per barrel and must be ordered one week in advance. Tickets available at https://anerrbayfriendly.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or by email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.