Edison Ford Volunteer Meeting and Lecture Series
Along the Caloosahatchee River
November 12, 10 a.m., South Florida Water Management Lecture Hall, 2301 McGregor Blvd
Our November meeting features Amy Bennett Williams, author of Along the Caloosahatchee River. Amy, a journalist for The NewsPress, tells the Caloosahatchee’s story of the ancient animals that once roamed its shores, the 19thcentury entrepreneurs who bent it to their wills, and the celebrities
who have relaxed on its waters. Richly illustrated with historical images and observations, the book chronicles the life of the waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.
Copies will be available for sale and signing by the author after the meeting for the special volunteer rate of $18.
Volunteer meetings are free and open to the public. Contact Bobby Feldman or Holly Shaffer, Program Managers at 239-335-3694 for information. Click here for more information on volunteering at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
Volunteer Meeting and Lecture Series
August 13, 10 a.m., South Florida Water Management Lecture Hall, 2301 McGregor Blvd.
Our August 13 volunteer meeting will feature a presentation by ABC-7 meteorologist Mackenzie Bart. She will be speaking about the upcoming hurricane season as well as touching on Hurricane Michael and Irma.
Mackenzie Bart, a native of the Allegheny Mountains region, has several experiences in her lifetime that led her to a career in weather. She grew up just down the road from the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, in a family of weather-enthusiasts. Later, she witnessed the destruction from the EF5 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri. At that moment, she knew that she was guided to be the voice of safety for others. This fueled her interest and career path in the field of weather.
Volunteer meetings are free and open to the public. Contact Bobby Feldman or Holly Shaffer, Program Managers at 239-335-3694 for information.