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Save Our Springs FSI Annual Fundraiser View this email in your browser
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute cordially invites you to the Save Our Springs Annual Fundraiser! Take a stroll in the gardens as you learn about the Institute’s continued efforts to protect and restore our springs.
Date & Time: Friday, November 4, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608
Event Details: Enjoy evening access to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, live music from Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters in the outdoor amphitheater, browse the silent auction featuring local artists and businesses, and enjoy delicious food and drinks throughout the evening.
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Tickets: Tickets for this event are $75 for FSI members, $100 for future FSI members and $50 for attendees under age 30. A portion of your ticket directly benefits the Institute and is tax-deductible.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fellow springs enthusiasts and help support the important work of the Florida Springs Institute!
Can’t make the fundraiser? Join us for these upcoming events instead!
Springs Academy Tuesdays: Springs Hydrogeology
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 1st from 12-1 p.m.
Location: North Florida Springs Environmental Center, 99 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643
Course Details: Join FSI Executive Director, Dr. Robert Knight, for an in-depth lecture on the Floridan aquifer, groundwater recharge, and springs flows. A suggested $5 donation is appreciated. More info here.
The Art of Science and Springs Conservation
Date & Time: Saturday, November 5th at 2 p.m.
Location: Alachua County Public Library – Headquarters, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, Meeting Room A
Course Details: Join Dr. Robert Knight, Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute and author of “Silenced Springs: Moving from Tragedy to Hope”, and Jennifer Adler, springs photographer, as they discuss the science of our fragile springs and the art that allows us to make the connection between our lives above ground and the water beneath our feet. More info here.
November Outing: Alapaha Dead River
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Meeting Locations: If you live in Gainesville, meet at the parking lot on the north side of JJ Finley Elementary School (1912 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603). If you live closer to the Alapaha River, meet at the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store located at 240 SW Commerce Dr, Lake City, FL 32025
Outing Details: Tom Morris and Dave Wilson will lead an outing to the Dead River for the Florida Springs Institute. The hike will be moderately strenuous and no more than about four miles in length. We will hike through a lovely hardwood forest and explore some of the most breathtaking geology in Florida.
Registration: A $20 donation ($10 for students) to the Florida Springs Institute is recommended. Register here.
We hope to see you there!