August Trailday with National Wildlife Federation
This Saturday from 8am-11am we are honored
to have Eliza
Russell, Director of Education Programs for National Wildlife
Federation with us. This is Elizas
first trip to The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail and she is very excited
to see the Florida scrub-jays and the restoration being done
by both the Trailblazers and the NWF Habitat Sewards. Eliza
will fill us in on the latest programs at NWF and all are welcome
to attend this event.
Eagle Scout Candidate Cory Yost Contributes ToTrail
Cory Yost, of Boy Scout Troop 784,
sponsored by The First Untied Methodist Church, Clermont, has
completed his project for his Eagle Scout Award. Cory's project
consisted of designing and building 4
picnic tables, specifically ADA accessible. Each table will
be utilized by groups that are either contributing in the Giving
Garden (see below), participating in an environmental workshop/seminar
or simply enjoying a picnic lunch with nature. This much needed
addition sets another fine example of community support led by
a young gentleman who had a desire to help others.
We thank you Cory and all who supported
Contributors To The Trail
Dan Cleary designed and completed the first
covered picnic table on the Trail to the delight of many already.
Many have enjoyed and commented on how nice it is to have a
place to stop and watch the scrub-jays, gopher tortoises and
other wildlife while resting in the shade.
Thank you Dan!
Ribbon Cutting - Craig Tufts Pollinator Garden, Saturday, September 18, 2010 10am
Join Jean Tufts, wife of Craig Tufts, as we officially open
the Craig Tufts Pollinator Garden along the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. Craig worked
for National Wildlife Federation for 33 years as Chief Naturalist. He passed
away June 2009.
Join in the festivities as we celebrate the importance of pollinators
in our food supply.
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