WHY? Cedar Key’s Arbor Day recognizes the global need for a rich canopy around land masses to reduce heat, intake caron dioxide, and emit oxygen. The greener we are, the healthier we all are.
The city wants you to join in and plant a tree on your property to make us greener now and in the future.
WHAT? The City of Cedar Key will give each resident / household one native two- or three- gallon oak or cedar tree. In addition, each household will receive small packages of fertilizer, mulch, and water retention agent with which to plant. And…a brief set of planting instructions will be available. All folks need to do is grab shovels, follow the instructions, plant the trees on their properties, and care for them.
WHERE? Residents will pre-register at the Cedar Key Welcome Center on Second Street, allowing city staff to count tree types and intended locations. Trees and planting packages may be picked up at the City Park on January 22 throughout the day.
QUESTIONS? Residents may pre-register for a second tree if they become available. If residents have difficulty digging holes, the city will try to find a helpful volunteer.
Come help us with supplemental plantings at the G Street living shoreline in Cedar Key!
Two shifts available: Morning 9:00 – 11:30 AM Afternoon 1:00 – 3:30 PM REGISTER: https://volunteersignup.org/JYXYB
FaceBook Event: https://fb.me/e/CXsfpMOg
Living shorelines use natural elements such as marsh grasses and oysters to reduce or reverse coastal erosion. The G Street project was installed in August 2020 but winter storms required some repairs and, now, more planting! Volunteers can expect to assist with transplanting marsh plants from our nursery-grown stock into the newly sand-filled G Street shoreline.
To participate, you must REGISTER on this signup sheet: https://volunteersignup.org/JYXYB and agree to the public safety guidelines listed on the registration page.
What to expect: Please meet at the intersection of G and 3rd street in Cedar Key a few minutes before the start time of your shift. Performing marsh transplants involves the potential to get muddy or dirty, so come prepared! Youth volunteers are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.What to bring/wear: Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. We recommend that you bring a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, work gloves, water, and snacks. Please wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty and you may wish to bring a change of clothes for your comfort. Please also bring a mask or other face covering and your own water and food. We cannot safely provide a common source of water and snacks. It is imperative that you bring enough water with you! We recommend at least 36-48 oz per person for a single shift.NOTE: Activities are tentative and subject to change due to weather, tides, and material availability. We will confirm at least one day in advance via email. We hope you can join us once again to take part in Cedar Key’s G Street shoreline restoration!
In March FCC Board Member Katherine Dunlop designed, planned and coordined an inagural Wildlife Tour that included many FNCC properties. On announcement the tour was so popular we were unable to accommodate everybody that wished to attend. It is our hope to conduct more of this and similar events in the future! We are also open to suggestions! Read more: https://www.cedarkeynews.com/index.php/conservation/5722-fncc-tour
Once again, it is that time of year when we get together with members, friends and prospective members. This year we meet to celebrate 25 years of accomplishments, reaffirm our goals describe our plans for the next 25 years and simply enjoy the company.
We will gather at the Island Hotel Patio Sunday, February 17th, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm to enjoy finger foods catered by the Hotel and talk over a glass of wine in a lovely setting.
Please join us to learn more about the Nature Coast Conservancy!
If you are a current member we will have renewal forms available. If you are contemplating membership we would love to have you on board! Single memberships are $15 and family memberships are $25.