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Cape Friends of Wildlife’s Donaldson to speak at Friends of Cape Coral Library general meeting Saturday

By Staff | Nov 19, 2019

The community is invited to attend the Friends of the Cape Coral Library General Meeting Saturday, Nov. 23. The morning will begin at 9:30 with coffee, juice, light snacks and social time. The business portion of the meeting will start at 10 a.m., and will include a guest speaker’s presentation.

The FOCCL general meetings, which take place in the large meeting room of the Cape Coral Library at 921 SW 39thTerrace, are free and open to the public.

Pascha Donaldson, vice president of the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, will talk about how the nonprofit, volunteer organization fulfills its mission to preserve and enhance the habitats of protected species and educate the community about Cape Coral’s wildlife resources.

Over its 18-year existence, the CCFW has identified and maintained thousands of burrows for owls and gopher tortoises. Burrowing owls aren’t native to the area, so how did they come to settle in Cape Coral? Now they are an important feature of ecotourism in the state.

CCFW has worked with the city and the Florida Wildlife Commission to define ordinances and regulations concerning owl burrow removal. Attendees will hear what’s new, including how CCFW has recently expanded its mission.

For additional information about the FOCCL, call 239-349-2572.