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Attention Sanibel/Captiva Gardeners – Master Gardener Series continues Thursday

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016

The 78th Master Gardener Lecture Series will be held on Thursday, April 7, at the Sanibel Library at 10 a.m.

The program will be presented by two biologists from the City of Sanibel Dept.of Natural Resources , James Evans and Holly Milbrandt. Their program will be a dynamic Power Point presentation covering recently completed projects, restorations in progress and proposed future projects. Photographs of the completed Sanibel Bayous Preserve Restoration project, and planting projects and habitat restoration at our beach parks and accesses and the Pond Apple Park will be covered.

In progress for the near future will be a discussion of the Island Wide comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, the Coyote DNA Scat Study, and the Community LakesManagement Best Practices for golf courses and lakes located in various communities on our island. Future projects include the Dunes weir modification the Jordan Marsh design and engineering and the island wide Beach Management Plan update.

Many cities of 150,000 or more do NOT have a department of natural resources to maintain and rehabilitate public areas. Sanibel, by contrast, has a department staffed by three environmental biologists who are supported by the City of Sanibel but augment their funding for projects by obtaining grants from county state and the federal government. They also partner with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on mutually important projects.

Evans and Milbrandt are experienced speakers and biology professionals who continue to help maintain and improve the special ecosystems on Sanibel…

The series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited