Keynote Speaker Peggy McDonald, Author of Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment
The Cultural Arts Coalition, SSJ Sierra Club, Association of Women in Science, Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE), and Alachua Audubon Society are sponsoring an Earth Day luncheon and silent auction honoring Marjorie Carr on Wednesday, April 22nd from 11:30-1:00 at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Marjorie Carr was a member of many local environmental groups and a founder of FDE. She helped to get Paynes Prairie set aside as a state park and was a fierce advocate for the Ocklawaha River. For 35 years, she led a coalition of citizen activists in the campaign to protect and restore the river that was successful in having the Army Corps of Engineers Cross Barge Canal project cancelled. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by contacting Nkwanda Jah at the Cultural Arts Coalition at 352-372-0216 or at www.culturalartscolaition.org.