Invasive Vegetation Removal Planned for Osceola Campus

Friday, November 19, 2021

A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Plans to eliminate the invasive vegetation on the west side of Osceola Campus were approved by the South Florida Water Management District office.

In order to maintain the long-term health and functionality of the wetlands and to comply with the South Florida Water Management District standards, the College has developed a plan to remove invasive species within the Mill Slough drainage area on campus.

The plan will take place over a period of two to three years and involve various levels of equipment, methods and personnel. The work is expected to alter the Slough area’s visual look as many of the invasive species are large robust vegetation such as Brazilian pepper and tallow trees.

The project will be managed by Andy Sorrow, managing director, grounds, and members of the Osceola Grounds team working in conjunction with selected contractors.

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