Thursday, November 26, 2020

Calusa Garden Club Supports Eagle Cam Fund Drive


Pictured with the eagles’ nest in the tall tree in the background are (from left) Linda J. Turner, Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary communications director, Mr. Way, Linda Colombo, past president Calusa Garden Club, Sandy Wallen, president Calusa Garden Club, and garden club members and past officers Opi DeFalco and Lindy Kowalczyk. Submitted Photos

Pictured with the eagles’ nest in the tall tree in the background are (from left) Linda J. Turner, Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary communications director, Mr. Way, Linda Colombo, past president Calusa Garden Club, Sandy Wallen, president Calusa Garden Club, and garden club members and past officers Opi DeFalco and Lindy Kowalczyk. Submitted Photos

Carl H. Way, founder and chairman of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation and Marco Island Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, received a $1,000 donation to the Eagle Cam fund from Calusa Garden Club. The Foundation, the parent organization for the Nature Preserve project, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to establishing and preserving the Nature Preserve, protecting wildlife and educating the public about the importance of both.

Mr. Way thanked the Garden Club officers and members who attended the donation ceremony at the Nature Preserve. He noted that the Club’s gift will be helpful in attaining the Eagle Cam goal of $45,000. The Eagle Cam Fund will purchase and install two high-tech, weather proof, climate-resistant cameras with remote control capabilities, a computer system and software for transmission, and high powered broadband broadcasting of activities of the eagle nest on the Preserve.

Linda Colombo, past president of the

The Eagle Cam will offer a look inside Marco Island’s bald eagles’ nest.

The Eagle Cam will offer a look inside Marco Island’s bald eagles’ nest.

Calusa Garden Club stated, “This Eagle Cam donation is in keeping with our club’s objectives, which include aiding in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, as well as furthering the education of the public in environmental awareness and nature studies.”

Calusa Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Membership is open to persons interested in horticulture, floral design and environmental matters residing five months or more in Collier County.

Calusa Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month, October through March, at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Business meetings begin at 12:30 PM and programs begin at 1:15 PM. Calusa Garden Club welcomes visitors interested in our educational programs and visitors interested in membership. Contact the Garden Club at calusagardenclub@aol.com, or on the Garden Club’s website, calusa.org, or visit the Club’s Facebook page Calusa Garden Club.

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