Family Garden Club of Englewood December Meeting on “Red Tide Issues in Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay”
November 12, 2019
Elsie Quirk Library
100 W Dearborn St.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 the Family Garden Club of Englewood will hold the second meeting of the 2019-2020 Season at the Elsie Quirk Library located at 100 W. Dearborn Street. The meeting will start at 10:00 am and the topic will be “Red Tide Issues in Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay.” Our speaker will be Betty Staugler from US/IFAS Charlotte County Extension. Betty will discuss water quality concerns for Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay including harmful algal blooms and Florida red tide. She will also cover some of the many tools available to residents and visitors to help them track blooms and make informed decisions during bloom events.
Betty has been a faculty member of UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant since 2004. She currently serves as Florida Sea Grant’s Liaison to NOAA’s National Center for Coastal and Ocean Science, HAB Forecasting Team and as Florida Sea Grant Agent in Charlotte County. As Liaison to NOAA, Betty coordinates knowledge and use of current research, products, and tools that address harmful algal bloom issues in the Gulf of Mexico. As Florida Sea Grant Agent in Charlotte County her work involves developing comprehensive marine and natural resource educational programs that focus on sustainable coastal communities and habitat/water quality issues. Betty obtained MS in Marine and Ecological Sciences and a BS in Environmental Science from Florida Gulf Coast University.
A coffee social will follow this meeting and you will have the opportunity to meet other attendees and club members. Please feel free to joins us. Everyone is welcome. When you attend our meetings, you will get to meet our members and have the opportunity to ask them gardening questions related to Southwest Florida gardening. Please check our website at www.fgcefl.com for more details on this event and other scheduled club activities.
As always, membership is not required to attend but membership does have some benefits that you may enjoy. As a member, you will be kept up to date on all the events planned. You may also be part of the selection activity and planning of the events that we have. This includes the suggestion for speakers and field trips that are arranged. You may also attend the business meetings and be part of the process that chooses and votes on community projects that we participate in. Our membership ranges from the very inexperienced gardener, who has just moved to Florida, to the experienced long-time resident. You will also find that there is something for everyone at the meetings. Join today and start mastering gardening in Southwest Florida. Many more benefits of membership may be found on our website at www.fgcefl.com. We look forward to having you as a member of the Family Garden Club.
- What: Family Garden Club of Englewood December Meeting on “Red Tide Issues in Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay”
- When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00am
- Where: Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W Dearborn St., Englewood, FL
- Additional Information: Visit the website at www.fgcefl.com