Native Planting at Interface - Paintball and Osprey Landing Housing

Native vegetation will be added to former access areas between new privatized housing at Osprey Landing and the Hurlburt paintball field and housing access, which are now separated by a perimeter fence. Property is within Hurlburt Field and participation in this event is restricted to DOD identification card holders with permission to access through base gates. This event will improve natural areas previously disturbed by vehicular access which no longer is valid due to cordoning off privatized housing, of which construction was just completed at the end of 2015. Aesthetics for residential community and paint ball enthusiasts both will be greatly improved by filling in voids where presently no plants exist over former sand roadways. The view from residents' yards will be much more pleasing with these empty areas re-vegetated, using native trees, shrubs, and forbs. Also, paint ball participants will have greater authenticity in performing their sport with the natural barrier of native trees and shrubs. Improvement to pollinator habitat will be achieve with the native plants chosen. Any invasive plants discovered such as Chinese Tallow, Mimosa, cogongrass, or Japanese Climbing Fern will be removed, as well as any trash or other debris in the area.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:00 to Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:00
Agency: 
DoD (Department of Defense)
Contact Info: 

Patricia Williams, Department of Defense (DOD)

patricia.williams.14.ctr@us.af.mil

850-884-5961

Fred Javier, Department of Defense (DOD)

frederick.havier.3@us.af.mil

850-884-7964

Site: 
Hurlburt Field AFB, Florida
Civil Engineering 1 SOCES/CEIE, Building 90053
415 Independence Road
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
United States
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