Fall season begins October 2 for Martin’s Native Plant Society

The Martin County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will start its fall season on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 PM at the Environmental Studies Center, 2900 Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach  (just south of Ocean Breeze Park).
Mike Yustin will speak on “Coastal Habitats of Martin County.” He will highlight Martin County efforts to restore and protect these critical plant communities. Yustin will also discuss what makes these communities so important and how they are threatened.  He will provide information on what native species are good for landscaping.  Yustin has been an Environmental Resources Specialist in Martin County for the last eight years.  During this time he has focused his efforts on the preservation and restoration of native plant communities, and coordinated the restoration of rare coastal habitats on close to 100 acres of land on Hutchison Island and Rocky Point in 2004-2010.
History of the Florida Native Plant chapter:  Seeking to protect, conserve and restore Florida native plants and plant communities, the Florida Native Plant Society was founded in 1980. The local Martin County chapter (Cocoplum) was founded in 1983, one of the earliest. The chapter was invited by Mike Clark, center co-founder, to make the Environmental Studies Center its monthly meeting place, which continues to this day.
For more information: Call (772) 283-1379

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