Marine Resources Council manages a 45-acre Florida Communities Trust conservation property, the Jupiter Island Greenway, located in the Town of Jupiter Island in Martin County.
This land is maintained quarterly for invasive species including Brazilian pepper, Australian pine, scaevola, carrotwood, and wedelia.
We have utilized a combination of mechanical removal and herbicide spray treatments on the property to ensure these problem species are treated to allow native species to flourish. Invasive species are a nuisance that must be properly managed, otherwise they will diminish native habitat and can become an infrastructure and storm hazard.
This project also funds our monthly mangrove workshops which allows us to get the public involved in a hands-on learning experience caring for our mangrove nursery plants.