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ABOUT THE CONSERVATION CSP
The Conservation CSP focuses on programs and activities that develop an appreciation for the environment and natural resources.
This year, 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.
Last year, 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.
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 two baskets to raffle off at the Daisy Luncheon to raise funds for the library. This year our baskets included a “Stress Relief” basket and a “Beach Theme” basket
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