Garden Club To Feature Talk On ‘Who Made The Everglades?’

Sara Ayers-Rigsby

The Wellington Garden Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center. The speaker will be Sara Ayers-Rigsby, a specialist in cultural resources management and historic preservation.

As the director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s southeast and southwest regions, Ayers-Rigsby is responsible for designing educational outreach and programming for Florida’s southernmost nine counties, which comprise half of the state’s population. Her talk will focus on the archeology of Florida’s Everglades.

Prior to beginning her current role, she spent 10 years working as an archaeologist throughout the United States, with a regional focus on the archaeology of the southeast and mid-Atlantic areas. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Bristol, UK, and her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Ayers-Rigsby is certified as a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Her research interests include public outreach and archaeology, resiliency, archaeological compliance legislation and industrial archaeology in Florida.

The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. The community is invited to join the club for coffee and a plant raffle beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are asked to check-in at the guest table. To RSVP, e-mail Maria Wolfe at

For more information about the Wellington Garden Club, visit