Memorial Plaque To Be Unveiled At Okeeheelee

Palm Beach County officials will unveil a plaque in memory of the late Leah Schad on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. The event will be held at Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.).

The plaque will recognize Schad, who died in 2008, for her role in the planning and development of Okeeheelee Park. She was an original member of the Okeeheelee Park Citizens Advisory Committee, a governing board member of the South Florida Water Management District, president of the Audubon Society of the Everglades and an advocate for environmental stewardship and conservation.

A live raptor ecology presentation will follow the unveiling ceremony. Members of the Palm Beach County Woodturners will also be on hand with demonstrations. Visit for more information.