Chapter Field Trips

January Field Trips

Sunday, January 22, 10:15am-2:30pm (approx.)

Picayune Strand State Forest

**Please note, this trip is intended to provide an in-depth look at the site, and therefore attendees should anticipate spending most of the day on the trip (~4 hours). 

Picayune Strand State Forest is the fourth largest State Forest in Florida and is named after the largest of several cypress strands that once occupied much of the eastern portion of the property.  The Picayune Strand Restoration Project (PSRP) began in 2007 and aims to restore the natural hydrology of the forest and associated ecosystems. This field trip will allow attendees a first-hand look at areas being monitored as part of the ongoing restoration project. 

For details & RSVP see Sign up Form


February Field Trips

February is Invasive Plant Awareness Month and in that spirit, we have (2) different opportunities for our members.

Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Cypress Dome Trail Clean up

Meet at the Trailhead at 10:00 am with Crew Trust Educators - Julie Motkowicz & Angel Kelly, learn  & remove invasive plants. We will be removing Caesar Weed and Rosary Pea Plants as directed by Julie/Angel.

We will take a break for a potluck picnic lunch at the pavilion. 

Additional details to follow

Any questions - Contact Connie Nagele - 239.248.8272

Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Naples Preserve

Details coming soon!