Santa Fe Audubon’s Annual
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
LIFETIME CONSERVATIONIST AWARD

TUESDAY, MARCH 14 6:45 PM Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall 204 SR 26, downtown Melrose

Please join us to celebrate Joyce King, our Founder and first President, when we present her with our Lifetime Conservationist Award for her years of service and dedication to conservation.

You do not need to be a Santa Fe Audubon Society chapter member to attend our Speaker Series programs. All are welcome!

FIELD TRIPS

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL FIELD TRIPS
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT EMAIL
santafeaudubonfl@aol.com
When you make your reservation, please include your email and phone numbers(s)
and please specify if you will meet at Heritage Park or the Field Trip location

Saturday, February 25
SWEETWATER WETLANDS PARK
for waterfowl and more

Join us for a walk at this man-made wetland where the birds are accustomed to humans. There are often opportunities for close-up looks and great photographs.This time of year, we may see wintering ducks along with local favorites.
Approx. 2 - 3 hours
Difficulty Level 2 - May involve uneven terrain; 1-2 miles
PARKING FEE: $5 PER VEHICLE
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
contact Sallie Carlock santafeaudubonfl@aol.com
To caravan from Melrose on the west side of Heritage Park at 7:30 AM
or Sweetwater Wetlands Park at 8:10 AM
325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville

Saturday, March 11
AVES, ODES, LEPS and SPRING WILDFLOWERS
at Morningside Nature Center

Join us for Birds, Bugs and Botany with Michael Drummond in one of Gainesville’s premier nature parks, Morningside Nature Center. This is one of the last remaining examples of fire-dependent longleaf pine woodlands in the area. We will explore up to three miles of the more than six miles of trails that wind through sandhill, flatwoods, cypress domes, and areas where native vegetation is being restored. Morningside boasts a spectacular wildflower display and opportunity to see a diverse array of wildlife. Approx. 2 - 3 hours

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2 - May involve uneven terrain; 1-3 miles
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
contact Sallie Carlock santafeaudubonfl@aol.com
To caravan from Melrose meet on the west side of Heritage Park at 7:45 AM
or Morningside Nature Center Parking Lot at 8:15 AM 3540 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Sallie Carlock
President



SFAS Program Meetings
Active: Oct. - May
Annual Report
When: Speaker Series Programs are held Tuesdays evenings at 6:45PM October thru May

Where: Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall (204 SR 26 downtown Melrose)

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Photo Credits
Photographs displayed on this website are copyrighted and were provided with permission by:
Ann Stodola
Dr. Jeff Smith
John Sloane
Richard Segall
Carol Sallette
Anne Pierce
Ida Little
Joyce King
Ray Franklin
Bill Chitty
Sallie Carlock
Jan & Bill Bolte
Keith Bollum
Bob Bird


Santa Fe Audubon Society concern for conserving and protecting the natural environment is expressed through involvement in regional water issues. Many fresh water lakes, rivers and springs in north Florida are in low level or low flow conditions because of excessive aquifer pumping combined with rainfall deficits. The lowered aquifer pressures resulting from this excessive pumping are also allowing salt water intrusion to develop on wells and springs near coastlines. To protect these natural systems from such deleterious anthropogenic impacts, we support and encourage water conservation and development of alternate water supplies.

Santa Fe Audubon Society Directors participate as Steering Team members on the North Florida and Southeast Georgia Regional Groundwater Model Development Steering Team assisting the St Johns River Water Management District, Suwannee River Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the development of a science based tool to assist regional water planning.

Santa Fe Audubon Society Directors participate as stakeholders in Clay-Putnam Minimum Flows and Levels Protection/Recovery Strategy Technical Work Group developing recovery strategies for Lake Geneva and Brooklyn Lake in Clay County and for Cowpen Lake in Putnam County, along with protection strategies for Lake Grandin in Putnam County.

Santa Fe Audubon Society maintains communication or participation with North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership, North Florida Regional Aquifer Replenishment Initiative, FLOW, LAWA, and other local and regional efforts, as well as meeting with regional water users to encourage water conservation.

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