Volunteers encouraged for invasive Brazilian pepper tree removal at Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve October 17, 24

October 15, 2020 – Flagler County and the City of Flagler Beach are joining forces to host two volunteer work days – October 17 and 24 – at Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve to help rid it of exotic invasive species like Brazilian pepper trees.

“Volunteers will work alongside staff from the County’s Parks and Recreation and Land Management departments along with City of Flagler Beach staff,” said Environmental Projects Supervisor Mike Lagasse. “We appreciate the help. Non-native plants are displacing the native plants.”  

Flagler Volunteer Services is coordinating volunteers for the event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Those interested in participating should contact Judy Mazzella at 386-416-7922 or by email at Judy@flaglervolunteer.org.

Volunteers should bring gloves and water.

Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve is situated on 217 acres along the eastern side of the Intracoastal Waterway south of State Road 100.