Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

March 16, 2014

News, Wildflower Preserve

On March 13, 2014, Lemon Bay Conservancy hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner at the Cape Haze Community Center for 40 volunteers, friends, and family members involved in the ongoing restoration work at Wildflower Preserve.  The guests viewed a slide show with photos of volunteer activities at the preserve mixed with pictures of plants and animals frequenting the property.   

Conservancy president Jim Cooper thanked the volunteers and informed them that their efforts had helped LBC win the Englewood Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit of the Year award.  LBC board member Eva Furner displayed aerial photos showing the Wildflower property through time and described plans to work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to restore wetlands and natural habitats at Wildflower. 

Six volunteers in attendance at the dinner (Lucia Schatteleyn, Ken Marlow, Carolyn Marlow, Jane Frentzel, George Frentzel, and Per Christiansen) received special recognition for working at the preserve for all four years since the Conservancy purchased the property.

Wildflower Volunteers:  Kneeling:  Bob Hildebrand, Bob Fowler.  Front Row:  Carolyn Marlow, Sondra Buchner, Frank Chamblin, Sue Murphy, Jane Frentzel, Gayle Duch, Abbie Banks, Eva Furner.  Back Row:  Ken Marlow, Bob Cooper, Charles Kozora, Tim Carmean, Bill Prechell, Roy Ault, Lucia Schatteleyn, Per Christiansen, George Frentzel, Dale Churchill, Tom Duch, Don Rippeon.

Wildflower Volunteers: Kneeling: Bob Hildebrand, Bob Fowler. Front Row: Carolyn Marlow, Sondra Buchner, Frank Chamblin, Sue Murphy, Jane Frentzel, Gayle Duch, Abbie Banks, Eva Furner. Back Row: Ken Marlow, Bob Cooper, Charles Kozora, Tim Carmean, Bill Prechell, Roy Ault, Lucia Schatteleyn, Per Christiansen, George Frentzel, Dale Churchill, Tom Duch, Don Rippeon.

 

4-Year Volunteers:  Ken Marlow, Lucia Schatteleyn, Carolyn Marlow, Jane Frentzel, George Frentzel, and Per Christiansen

4-Year Volunteers: Ken Marlow, Lucia Schatteleyn, Carolyn Marlow, Jane Frentzel, George Frentzel, and Per Christiansen

Lemon Bay Conservancy

About Lemon Bay Conservancy

Founded in 1971, Lemon Bay Conservancy is a not-for-profit land trust based in Englewood, Florida. Our long-range vision is: "To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands, and vital fish and wildlife habitat, through property preservation, environmental education and advocacy for sustainable land and water conservation policies and practices." To support that long-range vision, we focus our mission in three areas: Saving Land; Environmental education; and Advocacy for sustainable environmental policies.

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