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Friends of Wildlife to host key environmental speaker

By Staff | May 9, 2019

The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife will feature an environmental speaker at their final meeting of the season to be held Tuesday, May 14.

The public is invited to hear Pete Quasius address the group at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rotary Park Environmental Center.

There is no cost to attend. A meet and greet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Board Member Lori Haus-Bulcock said the meeting will include the swearing in of new board members and hearing Quasius, who is an advocate for clean water and other environmental concerns of Florida, speak.

“I met him and talked to him and realized everything he has been involved in. He is a fascinating person,” she said.

After asking Quasius if he had ever attended a Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting, she invited him to speak and talk about the Everglades.

“It became very obvious to me very quickly. No we are not in the Everglades, however, everything that happens in Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades impacts us, which has been very clear the last couple of years,” Haus-Bulcock said.

Quasius is a registered lobbyist for the Angler Action Foundation and Audubon of the Western Everglades. He is involved in the Charlotte Harbour National Estuary Program, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Southwest Florida Watershed Council, the Agency for Estero Bay Management and the Caloosahatchee Citizens Association/River Watch, which is now the Calusa Waterkeeper. Quasius is on the board of directors of Audubon of Southwest Florida, Audubon of the Western Everglades and Eco-Voice.

“It’s a good way to wrap up our season. It is timely because of our new government and new Southwest Florida Water Management district members,” she said of the meeting. “He is really bringing us into a wider circle of concern that we would normally not

Rotary Park Environmental Center is at 5505 Rose Garden Road.