FNPS, Mangrove Chapter Tour of Bay Preserve with Lee Amos Planned for January 26

January 26, 2019
January 26, 2019
Bay Preserve
400 Palmetto Ave.
Osprey, FL 34229
FNPS, Mangrove Chapter Tour of Bay Preserve with Lee Amos Planned for January 26 On January 26, Lee Amos will lead a Florida Native Plant Society tour of Bay Preserve at 400 Palmetto Ave, Osprey, FL. Lee is an avid outdoorsman, and the Land Steward & Staff Biologist at Conservation Foundation of SW Florida located at Bay Preserve. The Preserve is a 4.2 acre waterfront oasis located next to Historic Spanish Point on Little Sarasota Bay. It is a community park, owned and operated by Conservation Foundation, a private non-profit. The Preserve was purchased from the Matson family in 2006 using a Florida Communities Trust grant to create public access to the bay and provide headquarters for Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. The historic home on the property is known as the Burrows-Matson House for its prior owners, both of whom conserved their land for future generations: Elsa Scherer Burrows donated her family’s land to create Oscar Scherer State Park in honor of her father, and the Matsons helped create Bay Preserve at Osprey. DIRECTIONS: Bay Preserve is located at 400 Palmetto Drive, Osprey, west of US-41. From US-41, turn west on Webb St. or W. Oak St., then north on Palmetto Drive. Take Palmetto Drive to its terminus at the shelled parking lot of Bay Preserve. The Florida Native Plant Society encourages Floridians and our winter visitors to learn more about the importance of Florida’s native plants and communities by becoming a member of the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. For more information about Mangrove Chapter activities and events, please visit mangrove.fnpschapters.org. 
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    • Family Friendly
    • Free Admission
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Public Restrooms
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