Exotic Plant BioBlitz at Fort Pulaski
Discover and record exotic species at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Thursday, September 05, 2013 5:00 AM
Sept. 5, 2013 – Fort Pulaski National Monument is hosting its first ever BioBlitz on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. A BioBlitz is a fun and educational outdoor event where participants learn about natural resources and how the National Park Service manages them by counting different species within a given period of time at a specific location. The first National Park Service-sponsored BioBlitz took place in Washington, D.C. in 1996. Since then, BioBlitz events have been held at National Park Service sites across the United States.
Fort Pulaski is hosting an exotic species BioBlitz, in which plant species that are not native to the natural ecosystem around Fort Pulaski will be surveyed. These plants disrupt the ecology of the area ecosystem, displacing native plant species. The public will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with leading experts to count, map, and learn about the park’s ecology.
Advance registration is required. A limited number of participants will be accepted on a first-come basis. Everyone participating in the BioBlitz will receive free park admission and a commemorative T-shirt.
All participants will be spending the day outdoors and must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (preferably boots). Sun screen, insect repellant, water, and snacks are also recommended. Lunch will be provided.
For more information and to reserve your spot in the BioBlitz, please contact Laura Rich Acosta via email at email@example.com or by phone at 912-786-5787, extension 105.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at www.nps.gov/fopu and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS and Twitter www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS.