Wellington Historical Society Lunch & Learn Oct. 23

The Wellington Historical Society will host an afternoon discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Wellington National Golf Club about the 145,188-acre wildlife refuge that borders Wellington and protects some of the finest wildlife habitat in the northern Everglades.

This is the second Wellington Historical Society Lunch & Learn event of the 2019 series.

The discussion will feature Steven Henry, whose insight into the Everglades will provide attendees with a depth of knowledge on the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

The Everglades is an unparalleled landscape that provides an important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species, and it is the only ecosystem of its kind in the world.

This Lunch & Learn event provides a rare opportunity. The afternoon will be filled with a conversation about preserving wildlife in the Everglades and how everyone can do their part to help. Tickets are available for $25 for Wellington Historical Society members and $35 for non-members. The Lunch & Learn will include a plated lunch. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or by visiting bit.ly/35dyPIT.

A 26-year veteran of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Henry currently serves as the deputy project leader of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which is the only remnant of the northern Everglades. In this role, he is responsible for leading the administration and day-to-day operations of a complex refuge that welcomes 400,000 visitors each year from around the world. He supervises biological, maintenance, administrative and visitor services staff, and he works closely with a wide range of volunteers and partners.

Commencing at 11:45 a.m., attendees will enjoy the gourmet luncheon, catered by the Wellington National Golf Club, as well as the opportunity to mingle and network with others. The presentation will begin promptly at noon. To learn more about the Lunch & Learn, e-mail info@wellingtonhistoricalsociety.com or visit www.wellingtonhistoricalsociety.org.