PO Box 941692, Maitland, FL 32794-1692

January Monthly Meeting – Appreciation of Florida’s Natural Areas

Come join us as we have our first meeting in 2020! We have guest speaker Chris Matos giving a talk on the “Appreciation of Florida’s Natural Areas.”

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in restoration ecology from Prescott College, AZ. He is a well versed naturalist who has a broad understanding of native plants from the Great Plains and Tallgrass biome of the Upper Midwest and the eastern US from Maine to Florida. He was a board member and chapter president of the Prairie Enthusiasts. His Florida conservation experience began when he oversaw restoration of hundreds of acres of native flat woods, wet prairie and depression wetland ground cover during his tenure at The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve. In Florida, in addition to the Nature Conservancy, Chris has worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and several consultants. He currently serves as the District 3 fire coordinator and a district biologist at the Florida Park Service and supports the Mockernut Hill Botanical Garden.


All programs are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Doors opens at 6:45 pm, with light snacks and socializing. Programs are held from 7-8:45 pm. A brief discussion of environmental issues precedes the program along with information on upcoming outings and events.

Admission is always free, and everyone is invited — So come on down, and bring some friends! Join Sierra Club for as little as just $15 right now, as this money helps fund our meeting spaces, our outings, sponsor speakers, and much, much more. Everyone with Central Florida Sierra Club Group is an unpaid volunteer. We’re doing what we can to better the local community. It takes a village. And we thank you for being part of that village. Hope to see you at the meeting this, and every month.


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