Rodney Smith, Acting Anglers For Conservation Executive Director, and his team of AFB memebers conducted the annual Eco-Escape Day at Palm Bay’s Lagoon House on January 21st.
According to Rodney, “thirty-four new volunteers received training on both economical and ecological steps that can be taken to better protect the future of the Indian River Lagoon. Kerry Soltis, MRC’s Indian River Lagoonwatch water quality coordinator, taught the attendees the importance of monitoring the water quality of the Indian River Lagoon. Silent Auction winner of the saw palmetto was Steve Goff, which was donated by the Maple Street Natives. Palm Bay’s Odyssey Charter School, a big supporter of the EcoEspace Day, has adopted the native landscaped island paralleling Highway US 1.”
All of the Anglers for Conservation environmental and Indian River Lagoon projects are entirely dependent on the support of volunteers and they are eternally grateful for any volunteer support they can get.
The following is a list of the Eco-Escape Day sponsors: Maple Street Natives, Marine Resources Council, City of Palm Bay, Pure Ocean Productions and Capt. Gary Giles.
This was a great event. In addition, the Lagoon House is the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Highway Welcome Center. The Lagoon House has a very small museum with exhibits dedicated to the history of the Indian River Lagoon for the past 100 years.
Address: 3225 Dixie Highway (US 1), Palm Bay, FL 32905
Admission Fees: FREE
Minimum Time Needed: 45 minutes
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.