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Serving Suwannee, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Taylor Counties.

Sparkleberry Chapter meetings are held at 6:30 pm  on the

2nd Tuesday of each month, except July and August,

at Hatch Park, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, 32008.                                

Our monthly programs are free and open to the public. 

 

Officers & Committee Chairs - 2019

President:   Jenny Welch, flnaturegirl@outlook
.com
Vice President:  L
auren McFarland,  lauren@ilcs.net
Secretary:  (vacant)

Treasurer:  Cyndi Sandlin,  csan1952@gmail.com
Chapter Representative:  Carol Sullivan,  csullivan12@windstream.net

Conservation Chair:  Carolyn Saft,  csaft318@ufl.edu
Program Coordinator:  Helen Whitley,  hpwhitley49@gmail.com
Membership Chair:  
Carol Sullivan,  csullivan12@windstream.net
Publicity Chair:  Helen Whitley,  hpwhitley49@gmail.com


Plan to attend our monthly meetings - bring a friend
or neighbor - all are welcome!


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SPARKLEBERRY HAPPENINGS:

March 12, 2019 - Tuesday - 6:30 pm - Chapter Meeting
- Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008

          Program - "Native Plants for Birds." - Jacqui Sulek, Florida Audubon

Our speaker this month has a long list of credits relating to the studies of landscaping, birds, and the benefits of joining the two together for the benefit of the whole environment.  She is currently the coordinator for Florida Audubon’s  45 Florida chapters and has served in a leadership capacity of the  local chapter, Four Rivers Audubon, for many years.  Being a Ft. White resident, she is an expert on birds, especially those that live in or visit our area.  In her own yard, she grows many of the native plants that attract or keep the birds coming to our yards.  Her love of nature, her travels, and her life-long interest in the whole environment will provide us with new insight on the birds, plants and all the benefits that go along with having them in your own yard.   And to top it off, Jacqui has been a member of Sparkleberry Chapter since it’s inception in 2010!

April 13, 2019 - Saturday - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - SUWANNEE RIVER CATFISH FESTIVAL - Downtown Branford

          This fun event starts with a fishing tournament early in the morning for those who enjoy the competition, followed by craft, critter, food and miscellaneous other displays and vendors, along with live music through it all.  The highlight: CATFISH DINNERS SERVED ALL DAY LONG.

          Sparkleberry has participated in this event for the past three years, and we plan to have a booth again this year.  It’s a chance to show off a few native plants and meet some of the folks that come to enjoy the day. 

May 4, 2019 - Saturday - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - SPARKLEBERRY NATIVE PLANT SALE -  Downtown Branford

 

 



Published on  March 7th, 2019