ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT CSP

 

The Conservation CSP focuses on programs and activities that develop an appreciation for the environment and natural resources.

 

In April 2020, due to COVID 19 and the Florida “safer at home” requirement, the members of the CCWC Conservation CSP were unable to secure a tree to donate for Arbor Day, April 24, 2020. The members decided to make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In January 2020, the CCWC Conservation CSP taught a class to clients at Kimberly Home in Clearwater.  Our class, “Triple Threat: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” gave the moms suggestions for teaching their children how to help conserve water and energy usage in their homes. We shared lots of easy projects for children to make from recycled items. A trivia contest about water, energy and recycling was held and refreshments were served.  Due to Covid 19, the March 2020 CCWC meeting (which our CSP would have sponsored) was canceled.  Our CSP made two baskets for the Daisy which also was canceled.  “Sprouts”, a children’s gardening basket, and “Blossoms”, an adult gardening basket, will be used at a CCWC event in the coming year.

In March 2019 we invited Wendy Proctor who is the Development Director and Major Gift Officer with Camp Boggy Creek. Camp Boggy Creek is a place of dreams, of joy, of possibilities!  A camp where children with serious illnesses and their families can forget  the word “no” for a little while and embrace the promise of “yes”.   Founded in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. Co-founded by actor / philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norma Schwarzkopf, the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families.  Located in Eustis, Florida, the 232 acre nonprofit serves children ages 7-16 that have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.  The camp is entirely funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners.  Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children’s Network.  http://www.boggycreek.org/

In March 2018 our guest speaker was Joseph Long PhD, Research Oceanographer of the South West Region of Florida. His research focuses on the role that winds, waves and circulation have on transforming the beach under seasonal, long term, and extreme events.  Much of the research is designed to enhance predictions of coastal change and implement sustainable coastal civil infrastructure systems, protecting ecosystems and communities and assessing long term vulnerability. Given the dramatic changes in the climate and significant erosion along our shore line this was a very interesting and enlightening presentation.   https://www.usgs.gov/

In March 2017, our guest speaker was Kristin Bates of the Jerry Branch Berry Ranch Home of the Highlander Hydro-Stacker Vertical Hydroponic System in Dunedin, Florida. This is a pick your own fruits and vegetables farm and is open to the public on Saturdays. A few weeks after the presentation, we arranged a guided tour of the farm where we learned many important facts about hydroponic farming and actually saw various fruits and vegetables growing in the vertical stacks.  Likewise, we were invited to purchase and sample some of the produce.  There were 18 CCWC members and guests who participated in this most informative field trip.    https://www.facebook.com/jerrybranchberryranch/

Following both presentations the CCWC members were provided with a Buffet style lunch prepared by the Conservation CSP Committee Members.

The Conservation CSP Committee is also responsible for providing baskets to raffle off at the Daisy Luncheon to raise funds for the library. 

 

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