Daily Archives: May 4, 2015


2015-05-07 General Meeting – Florida Black Bear

The Florida Black Bear Takes Center Stage National Bear Awareness Week is May 18-24th. Our May program will feature a presentation about the Florida black bear by Biologist, Catherine Kennedy from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Since the 1980s, the black bear population has been expanding along with […]


News from the Chair – Maryvonne Devensky

Here is the month of May already…. It would be great to announce that the Legislative Session   ended on a positive note, that our elected officials could agree between themselves and with the voters that we, indeed, could make some great strides in protecting our environment by putting   aside millions […]


Conservation News – Whitey Markle

News from the Conservation Chair: THE CARNAGE CONTINUES IN TALLAHASSEE. In the aftermath of the Amendment 1 victory, the illustrious legislature is running wide open with the Amendment 1 funds. It is perplexing to see how a few hard-headed politicians run the state government in the face of such public […]


Education/Outreach Report

The education program featuring the PowerPoint, Seven Wonders of the Suwannee St. Johns Sierra Club, visited some interesting locations this month. The Paynes Prairie Native Plant Society meets at the Matheson Museum in downtown Gainesville. I enjoyed the talk there as well as speaking to the Lake City Rotary Club […]


Silver Springs Restoration Includes a Free Ocklawaha River May 5th

Silver  Springs  Alliance  Highlights  Springs/Ocklawaha  Connectionon  May  5,  2015 The  connections  between  Silver  Springs  and  the  Silver  and  Ocklawaha  rivers  will  be  highlighted  at  the Silver  Springs  Alliance’s  annual  public  forum,“Silver  Springs  Restoration  Includes  a  Free  Ocklawaha River,”  6-­‐9  p.m.  Tuesday,  May  5,  2015,  in  the  Fort  King  Presbyterian  Church, […]