Habitat Rx


Habitat Rx is a community-based watershed restoration program that focuses on the removal of invasive/exotic tree species, primarily Chinese Tallow, Chinese Privet and Mimosa, from private/public properties, coordinated by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in Partnership with the Longleaf Alliance (LLA), UF-IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant. This program is funded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.


What makes a plant or tree, invasive?

Invasive Plants Brochure

Non-native plant and tree species become invasive when they out-compete native species for water, sunlight, nutrients, and space. This is problematic because it reduces the number of native plant and animal species (biodiversity), creating poor quality ecosystems.

Do you have one of the invasive trees pictured (left) on your property?

If so, you may be eligible for the Habitat Rx Program!




Habitat Rx 2016 Program

Eligibility Requirements

(Application Submission Period - CLOSED)


2016 Program Area Focus:

South of State Hwy 20, Walton County, Florida

Within City limits of Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida

Habitat Rx Resources:

Habitat Rx Enrollment Form
Habitat Rx Hold Harmless Agreement
Habitat Rx Replacement Trees Menu

For questions or more information about the Habitat Rx Program, Contact:

Rachel Gwin, Restoration Coordinator: gwinr@nwfsc.edu / 850-200-4164