All are invited to attend the Dade City Monarch Butterfly Festival at Hibiscus Park, 7th Street & Bougainvillea Avenue in Dade City (across from the Dade City Garden Club)! The Festival is being presented by the Dade City Youth Council and the Dade City Garden Club as a celebration of… Read More
The Rattlesnake Festival is an educational family event featuring rattlesnake and other wildlife shows, an arts and crafts village, music, bounce houses and other children’s activities, fair rides, a pumpkin patch, local talent, a food court, and more. Proceeds benefit The Thomas Promise Foundation, which provides weekend lunches to food-insecure… Read More
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Native Wildlife Need Native Plants
June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“Native Wildlife Need Native Plants”, presented by Joel Jackson. This program will document and give reasons for the decline of Florida wildlife. It will explain why native plants are better than non-native to support wildlife and give recommendations on some of the best landscape plants to accomplish that.
Joel is a Tampa native who became the first Peace Corps Volunteer from the Tampa Bay Area in 1962. He received a BA and MBS in Urban Management from the University of South Florida and worked with the City of Tampa’s Parks Department as a planner and manager in several areas for many years. During that time he was instrumental in the design and building of Lettuce Lake County Park as well as four other large nature parks. He wrote the guidelines for Hillsborough County’s “Environmental Lands Acquisition & Protection Program” (ELAPP) and has been on its advisory committee for 31 years.
Joel is an active member of the Tampa Audubon Society and the Florida Native Plant Society. In 2016 he received the FNPS “Palmetto” award for public service.
Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and participate in light refreshments and the native plant drawing. Telephone inquiries are taken by Sandy at (727) 207-1853.
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