Let's Be-LEAF in Native Plants!

At Myrtle Beach State Park

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Support Myrtle Beach State Park in beautifying our natural landscape by joining our native plant workforce. This will be a two-part program for participants to engage in and enjoy. On October 12th, we will spend time indoors learning the important differences between exotic, invasive, and native plants. We will develop an appreciation for native plants and understand their value in our environment. The group will then travel to our entrance road median and identify and mark invasive and exotic plants for removal. Our park staff will remove them and then you come back to plant natives with us on November 10th. We will bring everyone up to the median, show how to plant the 3 and 5 gallon plants and enjoy a morning of beautifying our entrance road. This program is not intended to be an introductory gardening class. The goal is to join together to appreciate the beauty and importance of native plants and then get dirty as we work together to plant and enhance our median that is seen by well over a million visitors each year. This program is for adults only. There is space for only 12 people- register early. Participants will be driven to the entrance median both days. When you come back to the November planting portion of the program, you will receive a T-shirt, park patch, and a butterfly weed seed packet. You must register online for this program.

DETAILS

  • October 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Registration Deadline

    Register online by Monday, October 10th. Registration is for both programs. You cannot attend one portion and not the other. There is space for only 12 participants so register early!

    Event Hours

    October 12th- 9 am to 11 am- Inside Portion and Marking Invasive and Exotic Species on Entrance Road. November 10th- 8 am to 11 am- Outside Planting Portion.

    Meeting Place

    October 12th- Activity Center. November 10th- Nature Center/Activity Center parking lot.

    What to Bring

    Participants must be able to plant numerous one gallon and three gallon plants. Wear close-toed shoes on both days. Bring garden gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty on Thursday, November 10. The park will provide light snacks and water. Bring your own reusable bottle to help conserve our resources. There will be no one-time use plastic water bottles provided.

    Price

    Free. Let park admission know you are with the program to receive free entrance.