Bok Tower Gardens will host the Green Horizon Land Trust’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Citizens Bank & Trust, Duke Energy, Mosaic, Victor Smith Law Group and Wood. A donation of $30 per person includes a guided hike at 4 p.m., beer and wine reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner (catered by Terri Lobb Catering) and program at 6:30 p.m. The event includes free admission to Bok Tower Gardens and attendees are encouraged to enjoy the Gardens and the 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Carillon concert.
Jeff Spence, recently retired Director of Polk County Parks and Natural Resources Division, will present “Polk County’s Environmental Lands Program: Past, Present and Future”. The highly successful 20-year program preserved over 26,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands. Jeff will cover highlights of the program including the purchase and restoration of the Circle B Bar Reserve.
Another highlight of the evening is the presentation of The Blazing Star Award, which honors someone who has made significant contributions to the preservation of environmentally-sensitive lands or environmental education.
A silent auction will feature one Diane Pierce “Scrub Jay” numbered and signed print, lovely gift baskets, plants from The Natives and Bok’s gift shop, gift certificates and much more.
Entertainment for the evening features light jazz, sounds of saxophone and guitar from local artists, David Prince and Dave Smith, with the band “Changes.”
The Green Horizon Land Trust was created in 1991 to preserve environmentally valuable or sensitive lands and open space areas in and around the Central Florida Ridge for the benefit of the general public, and to educate the public as to the importance of such lands and their preservation.
For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit the web at www.greenhorizon.org, call 863-678-1237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, March 4.
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Executive Director, Green Horizon Land Trust