Project Acorn

Project Acorn planting dates set for Summer 2015!

 Baby Oaks

Ridge Rangers have been potting and maintaining the baby oaks all year, and the sprouts are ready to go!

We’ll be planting them at the FWC Royce Unit to help restore damaged oak scrub habitat for endangered species like Gopher Tortoises and the Florida Scrub-Jay.


We’re looking for help planting and watering – learn more and sign up at the links below!

Planting Dates

Wednesday morning, 7/1/2015

Wednesday morning, 7/8/2015

Thursday, 7/16/2015

Wednesday morning, 7/22/2015

Saturday morning, 7/25/2015

Wednesday morning, 7/29/2015

Wednesday morning, 8/5/2015

Thursday, 8/13/2015

Wednesday morning, 8/19/2015

The FWC Royce Unit is located near Lake Placid, Florida, and the above links include the address, map, times, and what to wear and bring.

Composite Planting 

This workday is part of Project Acorn ... a multiyear effort by the Ridge Rangers to gather and pot scrub-oak acorns, maintain the sprouts, and plant the resulting baby oaks in damaged scrub oak habitat to help endangered species on the Lake Wales Ridge.

Project Acorn Logo

This project is also financially supported by the Disney Worldwide Conservation FundExternal WebsiteDisney’s commitment to promote the happiness and well-being of kids and families is dependent on protecting the planet for future generations. Not only are we committed to minimizing our environmental footprint, but we also work to leverage funds and expertise to help conserve nature and inspire kids to build lifelong conservation values.

Help a critical wildlife habitat by helping a volunteer

The Ridge Rangers are raising funds to provide hydration drinks, energy food, and gear for volunteers doing challenging restoration planting in summer 2015 for Project Acorn.

Donations are tax deductible and go to the Project Acorn account at the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, a registered 501(c)(3) organization (FEIN 59-3277808). $10 goes a long way!

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