Press Launch – December 27, 2022
To maintain our waters clear in IRC, we invite you to attend Pelican Island Audubon’s 4th annual
convention, Remodeling Landscapes for a Sustainable Future, on Jan 21, 2023 on the Emerson Middle,
1590 twenty seventh Ave, Vero Seashore, FL 32960. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; speaker displays begin a 9 a.m.
See the schedule, information, and bios of the good audio system on our web site
convention/. Admission is $25 prematurely on our web site ($35 on the door) for these attending which
features a field lunch and on ZOOM. One free ticket to HOA board presidents. There may even be
nurseries providing native vegetation for buy and consultants demonstrating learn how to plant them.
As you might be conscious, our Lagoon and waterways are in bother from runoff from our lawns and roadways.
We at Pelican Island Audubon and our sponsors really feel that we are able to enormously scale back this air pollution by
lowering grass lawns and planting native vegetation that don’t require plenty of fertilizer, herbicides, and
treasured water, however are nonetheless enticing to us and our birds, butterflies, fish and different animals, that are in decline. These plantings will lower your expenses by lowering treasured ingesting water use. A central Florida
examine discovered that, on common, 64% of our ingesting water is utilized by houses for irrigation. In the summertime,
this water use rises to 88%. Along with lowering water use, changing lawns with native vegetation will
retain soil, stopping erosion into the Lagoon, and scale back fertilizers and herbicides going into what
was once our pristine waters.
Please attend and share this e-mail with your mates and members.
Many thanks to your concern for our surroundings and our future.
CONTACT: Richard H. Baker, Ph.D.
EMAIL: [email protected]