Friends of Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys NWRs will participate in the Alachua County Climate Fair on Friday, June 2 from 5pm to 8pm at Camp Cuscowilla in Gainesville. The address is 210 SE 134th Avenue, off of SR 441.
The purpose of the Fair is to let residents know about the County's recent Climate Vulnerability Analysis.
Many Friends members live in Gainesville and Alachua County. We hope to see them at the Fair, and it would be very helpful to have a few members help at the booth. If you might be able to volunteer, please leave a comment on this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Friends booth, we will share stories with visitors about our Refuges and their role in protecting, maintaining, and enhancing habitats along the Lower Suwannee River and protecting the nesting shorebirds on the Cedar Keys. The Lower Suwannee NWR is a linchpin of the conservation lands along the entire Big Bend of Florida. These lands provide a buffer against hurricanes and storms, and protection from commercial and agriculture development that could make our region more vulnerable to climate impacts.
We will also have information about what visitors can do and see at the Refuges, and some Refuge-related merchandise available.