January 8 Meeting, Mangrove Chapter FNPS

January 8, 2019
to
January 8, 2019
Lemon Bay Park
570 Bay Park Blvd.
Englewood, FL 34223
January 8 Meeting, Mangrove Chapter FNPS For their first meeting of the 2019 winter season on January 8, The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has the pleasure of welcoming Lee Amos, Land Steward with Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. This evening’s presentation will correspond with Lee’s walking tour of Bay Preserve at 400 Palmetto Ave in Osprey, Florida on January 26, presented at the request of the Mangrove Chapter. Lee specializes in plant propagation and conservation. He has worked with the Florida Native Plant Society, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Sweet Bay Nursery, encouraging the widespread use and enjoyment of Florida’s stunning plant life. At Conservation Foundation, Lee is responsible for parks & preserve stewardship, map making and geographic analysis, and assisting with the acquisition of new preserves. Currently, he is restoring and planning public recreation on 230 acres of Pine Island, as well as monitoring & maintaining ten conservation properties from Manatee County to Lee County. Lee is looking forward to a future study of the populations of The Beautiful Pawpaw (Deeringothamnus pulchellus), a rare, endemic native plant found in several preserved areas in Charlotte, Lee and Orange Counties. His goal is to use genetic testing to identify high-risk populations, subsequently involving conservation partners who might intervene to prevent extinction. Lee earned his BA in Biology from Tennessee Wesleyan College. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys camping, kayaking, hiking, and sharing his knowledge of our extraordinary environment. Mangrove Chapter meetings are held at Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd. in Englewood, Florida with speakers beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 pm. The evening promises to be informative and inspiring with plenty of time for comments, questions, lots of good discussion, and snacks.
  • General Information
    • Family Friendly
    • Free Admission
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Public Restrooms