Everglades Birds and Restoration

On Monday March 20 at 7 p.m. Dr. Paul Gray, Florida Audubon’s Okeechobee Scientist, will present an informative program “Everglades Birds and Restoration” at the Hendry County Extension Dallas Townsend Building located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard in LaBelle.

Dr. Paul Gray is a Science Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s Everglades Restoration Program. He has been with Audubon for 22 years and working in and around Lake Okeechobee since 1988.

Paul provides technical support for Audubon policy teams in issues ranging from water quality, water management, agricultural best management practices, and ecosystem and bird conservation issues. His talk will cover the amazing diversity of birds in the Everglades region and our efforts to protect and enhance their numbers.

Paul’s educational background includes a BS from the University of Missouri, an MS from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1993, working on Florida’s Mottled Duck in the Okeechobee region.

For information about Hendry-Glades Audubon or STA 5/6 Bird Trips contact Butch Wilson 863-983-2870 or Margaret England 863-517-0202 email: sta5birding@embarqmail.com Visit www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or Facebook at Hendry-Glades Audubon.

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