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.