Friday, April 27, 2012

Wetland Club Donates 113 Trees for Arbor Day!

Happy Arbor Day!

To celebrate and reTREEt America, the UF Wetlands Club donated 113 bald and pond cypress trees to the UF Natural History Museum's Arbor Day event.

We added these trees in addition to their 400 other species: 100 dogwoods, 100 redbuds, 50 mayhaws, 50 pawpaws, 25 Walter's viburnums, 25 tulip Poplars, 25 sugarberries and 25 sparkleberries.

They are giving away these trees on April 28 starting at 10 am in celebration of Arbor Day.  Trees are first come first serve and one per person.

Thanks to our tree transporters: Wes Henson, Dr. Mark Clark, and Anna Normand

We still have about 300 more beautiful cypress trees to sell at $5 each.

Check out our Craigstlist add:

and the website order form:

Friday, April 20, 2012


UF Wetlands Club is proud to announce that we were awarded the 2012 Club of the Year for College of Agricultural and Life Sciences College Council! We will continue our efforts towards enhancing public understanding towards wetland values and function through educational activities, service projects, clean-ups and trips!

People from left to right: Alexandra Rozin (Secretary), RJ Sindelar (Vice President), Rupesh Bhomia (President), Anna Normand (Treasurer), and Ashley Phillips (Fund raiser chair).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Club Wins Sustainability Award Again!

We are excited to announce that the UF Wetlands Club was presented with the 2012 Sustainable Solutions Water Conservation Student Organization Award by the UF Office of Sustainability! We look forward to continuing our efforts promoting water conservation for many years to come.

New Officers Elected!

We are pleased to announce the Executive Committee of the UF Wetlands Club for the 2012-2013 school year:

President: Anna Normand
Vice-President: RJ Sindelar
Treasurer: Christine VanZomeren
Secretary: Akeapot Srifa
Fundraiser Chair: Wesley Henson
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Clark

Congratulations to you all. We are looking forward to another awesome year!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wetlands club meeting - 10 April 2012. Phelps lab 6 pm

The UF Wetlands Club is holding its last general meeting for the spring semester on 10th April 2012.
Please join us for an update on our activities and trips, recognitions/awards and for electing officers for next year. 

When: Tuesday,  Apr 10th at 6:00 pm 
Where: Seminar Room, Phelps lab, UF campus.
There will be Pizza and some drinks.
See you there!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

SEEP Maintenance Day - 24 March, 2012

The UF Wetlands Club will be holding SEEP Maintenance Day on Saturday, March 24.  The Wetlands Club has been very active in the development of SEEP, which functions as both a storm-water retention basin and a thriving wetland ecosystem. For more information on the development of SEEP, visit SEEP is located on UF campus, and this convenient location makes it easy for us to conduct a Maintenance Day each semester.
Potential activities this Saturday will include:
1. Girdling Salix caroliniana, and trimming back invasive plants such as Ludwigia and Panicum repens 
2. Installing benches along the trail 
3. Controlling erosion along the trail leading into SEEP
Time: 9 am -Noon.
Meeting Location: Across the Entomology and Nematology  Dept. (Behind Lacrosse field, Natural Area drive)
We hope to see many of you there!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Upcoming Speaker Event - 1 March, 2012

The UF wetlands club will be hosting Mr. Chris Bird, Director, Director Alachua Country Environmental Protection Dept. for our spring invited speaker event. Mr. Bird will be talking about the challenge of environmental protection in the current economic scenario. The title of his talk is - "Protecting the Environment During the Great Recession"

March 1st (Thursday) 6:00 pm
Room # NEB 202 (New Engineering Building on Center Drive)

This event is open to public.

Successful Clean up event - 25 Feb, 2012

Thank you all for participating in the spring clean up and making it successful. We collected collected some 370 lbs of trash, separated out in recyclables and regular trash in just about 3 hrs!

As tradition has it, we found some interesting items as well, - an old leather travel bag, a soccer ball, 1 automobile tyre, a window screen/frame, and a part of vacuum cleaner. The winner for the most interesting item of trash was the leather travel bag!

We also had a student from digital media class who has chosen wetlands to be the subject of his project for this final project. He is working with the UF wetlands club to prepare a short film that will help increase the awareness about issues related to our local wetlands and promote club's actions in the local community.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tumblin Creek Clean up - February 25, 2012

The UF wetlands club is seeking volunteers to participate in the upcoming Tumblin Creek Clean Up.
When:                       Saturday  February 25.
Time:                         9:00 am – 11:30 am.
Meeting location:  Parking lot of America’s Best Value Inn
                     1900, SW 13th Street,
                     Gainesville, FL 32608.
Please wear tightly fitting shoes and clothes that can get dirty. There will be water and some refreshments for the participants. 


Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Successful Educational Event!!!

WETLAND TOUR : On Monday. January 30th, members of the Wetlands Club led about 90 4th grade students from Norton Elementary school on an interactive tour of SEEP. The students made stops at 6 stations, and learned about soils, aquatic life, wetland vegetation, mega fauna, hydrology & water quality, and enjoyed a wetland walk. The weather was perfect for the event, and the students seemed to have a great experience, so thanks to all the club members who helped out!