Current Newsletter (MAy-June 2013)
Annual Awards Banquet
with Guest Speaker Kevin McGorty, Director
Tall Timbers Land Conservancy
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
$10 per person
Lafayette Presbyterian Church
4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee
(Banquet Details Below)
There are 300,000 acres of large land ownerships in the Red Hills region. Of that total, about 120,000 acres currently are under conservation easements. Conservation easements also have protected canopy road and developed rules that limit signage along some roads in the region.
Kevin McGorty is the director of the Tall Timbers Land Conservancy, which is a department of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy. Founded in 1958, the mission of Tall Timbers is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation, and education. The Tall Timbers Land Conservancy (created in 1990) has saved 123,000 acres of land on 86 properties in northern Florida and southwest Georgia via donated conservation easements. For his outstanding achievements and dedication to land stewardship, the Florida Wildlife Federation honored Kevin in 2003 as Florida’s Land Conservationist of the Year.ownerships in the Red Hills region. Of that total, about 120,000 acres currently are under conservation easements. They also have protected canopy roads and developed rules that limit signage along some roads in the region.
Kevin previously served as director of the Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board, an agency of the Florida Department of State. Kevin currently serves on the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance to build and recognize strong land trusts, foster public confidence in land conservation and help ensure the long-term protection of land.
This year’s banquet is a BYOC–Bring Your Own Chopsticks! We’ll be enjoying Asian-style cuisine, courtesy of our chapter chef, Tim Smith. The banquet is open to non-members as well as members. All you have to do is buy a ticket, which may be purchased in advance at Wild Birds Unlimited or Native Nurseries. Or you can make a reservation and pay for your ticket at the dinner.
To make a reservation, please call Tim Smith at (850) 933-5979.
Map to Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee