Events Calendar


JANUARY 2018 Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture (Jan 9, 2nd Tuesday): “State of The Everglades: 2015-2017 (It’s been a rough few years)” by Steven Davis, Ph.D

Monthly MEETING and LECTURE: “State of The Everglades: 2015-2017 (It’s been a rough few years)” by Steven Davis, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist, The Everglades Foundation.

Tuesday, January 9, (SECOND TUESDAY), 7:00 p.m. meeting & lecture.

Davis assessing the effects of Hurricane Irma on Florida Bay

Come hear Steven Davis present “State of The Everglades: 2015-2017 (It’s been a rough few years).” His presentation will provide an overview of recent conditions across the Everglades stemming from drought, flood, and hurricane impacts and resulting in regulatory discharges, excessive high-water conditions, hyper-salinity, seagrass die-off, and algal blooms. Davis will also cover key restoration efforts needed to remedy these water management challenges.

Davis, a native of Ohio, earned a PhD from Florida International University in 1999 with research in Florida Bay and the coastal Everglades. In his role as the Everglades Foundation’s Wetland Ecologist, Davis draws upon his 20+ years of Everglades research experience and 10 years of experience as professor of wetland ecology at Texas A&M University. Among his Foundation duties, Davis leads science efforts focused on Everglades restoration planning, ecological forecasting of restoration scenarios, and impacts of sea-level rise.

Come enjoy this informative program!

Also at the meeting, our expert, Clive Pinnock, will speak about the January Bird of the Month, Roseate Spoonbill.

Meeting and program are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you missed last month’s program by Paul N. Gray, Ph.D. about Audubon’s fight for the Everglade Snail Kite and the Everglades, you can view it online.