Wildflower Restoration: Moving Sabal Palms

On the Wildflower Preserve property, we are lucky to have a large number of native Sabal (aka Cabbage) Palm trees.  The Sabal Palm is the state tree of Florida.  It is slow growing, but very hardy.  When a Sabal Palm starts from seed in the wild, research by the University of Florida indicates that it […]

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Wildflower Restoration: A Video View

This week at Wildflower Preserve, the Diversified Professional Services (DPS) construction team is continuing their clearing work in preparation for the wetlands expansion and elevation changes.  The burn pit operations described in our last project note have been delayed due to the high water table and challenges setting up the burn pit.  A metal frame for […]

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Wildflower Restoration: Clearing and the Burn Pit

Diversified Professional Services, DPS, is the prime contractor for the restoration work currently underway at Wildflower Preserve.  Their crew has been actively working over the last few weeks to clear vegetation in the areas of the preserve that will be modified as part of the wetland expansion. Surveyors came onsite before the clearing work began and […]

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Wildflower Restoration Update: Gopher Tortoises and More

We’re pleased to report that, after several weeks of delay to resolve final permitting issues, restoration work is now in “full swing” at Wildflower Preserve. One of the first project activities has been protecting the onsite gopher tortoises. Gopher tortoises are listed as a “threatened” species in Florida and a special FWC permit is required […]

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The Giving Challenge – May 1-2, 2018

Update:  The 2018 Giving Challenge is now closed.  Thank You to the 100 LBC supporters who donated during the 24-hour challenge!  Combined with the very generous matching dollars from The Patterson Foundation, your contributions raised $14,900 for LBC!  Your support is very much appreciated! On May 1 and 2, you have a special opportunity to […]

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