Two upcoming presentations in St. Pete on environmental sustainability and conservation

The presenter, Andrea Alden, Marine Wildlife Legacy Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Legacy Initiative will discuss red tide research, sea grass restoration and will include general information pertinent to Tampa Bay conservation efforts.

Ms. Alden is responsible for coordinating and implementing Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative within marine habitats.  Her work focuses primarily on supporting regional and statewide coral reef and sea grass conservation and restoration.

The goal of the Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative is to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered before they become more rare and costly to protect. Rather than rules and regulations, the Initiative creates partnerships to take action.

Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please contact Crystal Davenport at [email protected].

To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at [email protected].  Then visit, join the facebook group and follow us at

Here are two upcoming lectures on environmentalism, sustainability, and conservation, one presented by a St. Petersburg College professor, the other hosted at St. Petersburg College.

The first presentation will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:30 until 8:30pm at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center, and led by SPC Professor Christopher Nichol.

During the talk Professor Nichol will discuss the Tampa Bay Estuary, the largest open-water estuary in Florida.  He will present the multitude of unique habitats and their inhabitants, threats to the bay, and some of the things that people are doing to ensure that this beautiful resource will remain productive for many years.

Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center is located at 1101 Country Club Way South in St. Petersburg.  For more information, please call Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at (727) 893-7326.

The second lecture, sponsored by the SPC

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