Beautifying Our Community; Protecting Our Wildlife
are now being accepted for the Fall National Wildlife
Federation Habitat Stewards Training that will take
place on September 13, 14 and 15 at B.B.Brown's Gardens in Clermont.
hosted by Bruce and Cathy Brown, Certified Trainers with the National
Wildlife Federation, will feature in-class training, field studies,
workshops and presentations by leading experts in the areas of
native plants, bird studies, butterfly habitat, endangered plant
species, creating "Green" communities, and restoring wildlife habitat
in our backyards, neighborhoods and towns.
For the past 7 years,
over 150 Habitat Stewards have been actively involved in Central
Florida's beautification and wildlife preservation. Their
conservation and restoration efforts include the design, installation
of habitat gardens at Lake Louisa State Park, Centre for Women's
Health at South Lake Hospital, Lost Lake Elementary School, Clermont's
Veteran's Memorial on Lake Minneola, Lake County Welcome Center,
Florida Scrub-Jay Trail and the Clermont Post Office.
and create a habitat garden in the community as a part of their
certification. Attendance at all 3 days of the program is necessary
to be sanctioned by the National Wildlife Federation as a certified
The training is free. Cost for training materials and meals, including the opening reception is $95.00. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 352-429-5566 or
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