Kissimmee Airport Plant Rescue

State Threatened Native Plant Rescue

On 06/16/18, President Karina Veaudry, Education & Outreach Chair Eleanor Foerste, Chapter Rep Tayler Figueroa, Policy Chair Valerie Anderson, Naples Chapter Member Kara Driscoll, incoming Cuplet Fern Chapter President Mark Kateli, and Curtis Harper met to rescue native plants between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.


To date, the following plants have been rescued: 









Above from left to right: Valerie Anderson, Tayler Figueroa, Mark Kateli, Karina Veaudry, and Kara Driscoll. Right: Eleanor Foerste.


 We are working with Osceola County Parks Dept to determine the best Conservation Area for all the plants.

Also a huge thanks to supporters who donated supplies and helped with logistics and transportation: Curtis HarperRandolph Outdoor, LLCJason LipscombJohnston's SurveyingEleanor Foerste Adventures, LLC, and Velvet Leaf Natives, LLC. And thank you to all the behind the scenes people and organizations that we couldn’t have succeeded without, that helped with permissions, identification, knowledge, experience, etc: City of Kissimmee Government, Osceola County Parks, Daniel Brockhaus, Sandy WebbScott DavisJackie RollyJuliet Rynear and MANY others!

We will be planning another work day in the coming weeks and will need more help! Please contact if you are interested in volunteering or donating much needed supplies.

Published on  14.09.2018