ORMOND BY THE SEA, FL – September 28th is National Public Lands Day, which promotes the connection between people and the environment by inviting everyone to get outside and North Peninsula State Park is ready to celebrate by offering the public Plant This Not That! This FREE one-day event is designed to provide the community with information on the benefits of removing non-native invasive plants and planting Florida natives. We will have literature on how to identify invasive exotic plant species that occur in our area and how to remove these plants. We hope attendees will share this information with their neighbors and friends. Funding through Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s Kathy Craddock Burks Education Grant made this event possible. All participants will receive a native Yaupon Holly plant and will have educational opportunities through exhibits from various organizations. The state park’s very own “Pepper Picker” volunteers will demonstrate how they remove invasive Brazilian pepper from the park and will be available for questions. Park volunteers will offer short kayak tours of the Smith Creek marsh restoration site. There will be activities geared towards children as well. Exhibitors will include: Florida Park Service staff and volunteers, Pepper Pickers, Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park (FROGRS), Flagler County Master Gardeners, Native Plant Society Paw Paw chapter, Halifax River Audubon, Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center, Volusia County Environmental Management, Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail and Yaupon Brothers. Attendance at Plant This Not That is free and public parking is available at Smith Creek Landing North Peninsula State Park with overflow parking available across the street at Highbridge Park.