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All our monthly meetings occur at the Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112) and are open to the general public for free. Bring a friend!
Tuesday, December 13, 7 PM. TWO PRESENTATIONS: 1) Assessing the Economic Value of Annual Carbon Sequestration in Southwest Florida State Parks 2) Expedition Tree Core: Climate Change and the Phoenix Islands. Presenters: Savannah Grant & Alex Miranda (FGCU) Feel free to bring snacks to share at 6:30pm.
Plus a presentation from the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. This is a group of conservation minded individuals who have entered into an agreement with the Collier County School Board to purchase an 11.6 acre plot of land on Marco Island. This is one of the last remaining large plot of land on the Marco Island, which is home to numerous native plants and wildlife species.
Tuesday, January 10, 7 PM. PRESENTATION: Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers in Picayune Strand State Forest Presenter: Monica Folk (Wildlife Ecologist at Milliken Forestry Company, Inc.). Bird boxes for native birds made by local bird box creator Brian Beckner of Estero will be available. Feel free to bring snacks to share at 6:30pm.
Saturday, January 14, 9 AM-12:30 PM. FIELD TRIP – Picayune Strand State Forest Location: Meet at the Forestry Office in the Picayune, 2121 52nd Ave SE, Naples. Join us in visiting the Picayune Strand to learn about an ongoing hydrologic and habitat restoration project. This trip will include a tour of one of the pump stations installed as part of the hydrologic restoration. **Space is Limited. Cost $2 by Forestry for all participants. $45 for nonmembers. RSVP: Call Jean Roche at 330-730-1516 or email email@example.com.
"Native plants should always form the foundation of every garden."
- Henry Nehrling