By Sharon Aron Baron
To help restore Florida’s lost native orchid population, The Garden Club of Coral Springs, in partnership with Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society on the Million Orchid Project.
More than a century ago, these rare and endangered orchid species were abundant throughout South Florida. Today, native orchids exist in such small numbers there is little hope of independent recovery.
To restore the endangered orchid species into the urban landscape, the first installation of 500 native orchids will take place in Orchid Park, Coral Springs, on Friday, July 2.
Donations are needed to purchase 500 seedlings for the second orchid installation and purchase weatherproof signage, which will have detailed information about the endangered orchids. Contributions toward this project are appreciated and accepted through the club’s designated GoFundMe account.
The goal for the 22-year-old club is to install and maintain 1,000 Florida native orchids in Coral Springs by the end of the summer. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome to partner with The Garden Club of Coral Springs to assist in purchasing orchid seedlings and educational signage around the newly installed plants.
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