Seven arrested for picking protected saw palmetto berries

WFTXPublished: August 9, 2018
Published: August 9, 2018

Seven people were arrested in Collier County for picking saw palmetto berries. In July, the State of Florida designated the saw palmetto as an "exploited plant," meaning it's now illegal to pick berries from the plants without a permit from the Department of Agriculture, and written permission from the owner of property on which the saw palmettos might be growing.

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