Wellington Garden Club Meeting To Feature Talk On Florida Everglades

Environmental education coordinator Lauren Butcher.

The Wellington Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The meeting will feature a presentation at 10 a.m. by Lauren Butcher, environmental education coordinator at the Grassy Waters Preserve. Grassy Waters is a pristine and vital remnant of the greater Everglades ecosystem. Butcher is excited to share her knowledge of the Everglades with club members and guests.

Butcher has 14 years of experience as an environmental educator and holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management with a certificate in environmental education from Florida Atlantic University. She also serves as a board member and education committee co-chair for Audubon Everglades.

A third-generation Floridian, Lauren is passionate about connecting people with the natural world in South Florida. She welcomes the opportunity to help people learn more about the history and ecology of this remarkable wetland wilderness — and about what residents can do to conserve, protect and enjoy its waters.

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 reserve a spot, contact Carol Ralph at caroltaylorralph@gmail.com.

The Wellington Garden Club, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, floral design and landscape design; and to promoting conservation of natural resources, civic beautification and youth education. For more information, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.