The Florida Keys Audubon Society invites people to kick off the new year by learning about the natural world that surrounds them. Our first speaker in 2019 will be Chris Bergh of the Nature Conservancy. He will be speaking on Wednesday, January 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Key West Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Boulevard.
Bergh is the South Florida Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy. He talk will be about “Natural Solutions for Coastal Hazards in the Florida Keys.”
“Natural systems and native species are intrinsically valuable and also vital to individuals and society in innumerable ways,” said Bergh.
Recent experience with Hurricane Irma demonstrated that natural systems helped reduce flooding and erosion as well as wind damage in the Keys. With coastal hazards, insurance rates, and awareness of these risks on the rise, people who already care about birds and their habitat may be interested to learn how these interests intersect,” said Bergh.
Bergh grew up in the Keys and has worked on many environmental projects in South Florida, ranging from pulling Brazilian pepper seedlings out of raccoon droppings to planning nature-based solutions for sea level rise adaptation in Downtown Miami.
Admissions is free and open to anyone who is interested.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 305-771-5807.