Why Do We Burn the Woods?

Talk & Tour 

Why Do We Burn the Woods?

Our longleaf pine ecosystem depends on the regular occurrence of fire. We are planning a Prescribed Burn within the next few months.

 Learn about the importance of Prescribed Fire from Laura Starkey, Heartwood’s Executive Director, Land Manager & “Burn Boss”.

Saturday 

May 11

9:00 – 

10:30 AM

 

Come learn how Fire helps our woods remain healthy and vibrant.

 

 

 

 

Following our next burn, we will plan a special tour of the burn areas, so you can see for yourself the amazing and transformative effects of nature’s most incredible of tools: fire. 

 

Want to attend?

  • Please RSVP (727) 376-5111
  • Wear closed-toe shoes (NO SANDALS)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring your own water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellantHeartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity 34655

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER DAY

 

 

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

9 AM – 12 PM

 

Enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to connect with nature?

Heartwood Preserve’s Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of “Friends of Heartwood Preserve”, who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhood and this natural habitat.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

9 AM – 12 PM


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:

You will help our Nature Preserve by removing exotic invasive weeds, maintaining our native wildflower beds, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help with the upkeep of this ecosystem for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! You will also learn about plants that belong, and those that don’t. We will be working outdoors, so please dress in weather appropriate attire, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes (old sneakers or boots), sun protection and be sure to bring a water bottle. We will have cool water to refill bottles, along with snacks, to keep everyone hydrated & fortified.

 

*Please RSVP by Monday, 10/15/18*

Ages 12 and up are welcome (ages 12 to 17 must have parent/guardian sign a release).

 

 

On-going Volunteer Roles Needed:

  • Caretakers for our Native Plant Garden/Butterfly Garden
  • Removal of invasive species
  • School Group Community Service
  • Community Service Projects
  • Trash pick-up

 

 

Volunteer hours provided, bring your company or school forms.

Contact Laura for more information

 

 

4100 STARKEY BOULEVARD

TRINITY, FL 34655

727.376.5111

Talk & Tour: Walk the Wetlands

Talk & Tour:

Walk the Wetlands

Saturday

8.25.18

9:00 AM

 

Through the central part of  Heartwood Preserve is a

Cypress Dome Wetland.

We invite you on a guided walk with our guest host

Anne Sylvester.

Anne is a Florida Master Naturalist.

For over 10 years Anne has taught Environmental Education at

Crystal Springs Preserve,

which is a field trip destination for K-College students.

Previously, Anne was an Eco-Tour guide for Jay B. Starkey’s ‘Flatwoods Adventures’, on the Starkey Ranch sharing the flora, fauna & history of the working cattle ranch.

Come tromp through our lush Heartwood swamp ~

bring your boots.

 

Helpful Tips for this event:

-this is a free event

-all ages welcome

please bring water

-protect your skin: wear/bring insect repellant & sunscreen, if you wish

-protect your head: wear a hat, sunhat, bandana or a face-mask “Buff” if you wish

-1-hour walk/hike: this swamp walk will not be fast and you will probably not cover a great deal of terrain. Remember, even if you don’t cover a lot of ground, you can still enjoy your swamp walk by taking the scenery in great detail. Notice the sights, smells, and sounds around you as you move slowly through a swamp. Bring your walking stick if you have one!

-wear closed-toe “old” shoes, waterproof  hiking boots or rubber boots

-comfortable “outdoor” clothing  (cotton shirt, breathable, synthetic items) to prevent overheating

-bring gloves if you wish

-please RSVP (727) 376-5111

 

 

Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity

Private Tour

Gates open normal, posted hours.

 

Private tour for Heartwood Preserve families.

Contact Laura or Diana for details.

Invitation only.