The public is invited to the annual "Holiday Conservation Celebration" sponsored by the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). This free event will feature educational exhibits by local environmental organizations, festive refreshments, a silent auction of giftable nature-themed items, and a special presentation titled "Today’s Preserves Tomorrow" on the future of conservation lands in Florida by Kevin Love.
Mr. Love is Vice-chair of the FNPS Land Partners Committee and serves as the FNPS liaison to the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). He worked in the Land Management section of the SWFWMD for 35 years, the last 25 as Land Manager. He was responsible for the management of over 350,000 acres of preserves in west central Florida, including prescribed burning, restoration, exotics control, timber management, use and management planning and public use administration. He retired in February, 2012. He is now Director of Land Management with Wildland Resources Inc.
For more information, visit www.pinellasnativeplants.org or cal (727) 244-0312.