People, Partnerships, & Perseverance,
on Lake Apopka’s North Shore
"It takes a Village: A Story of the People, Partnerships, and Perseverance, on Lake Apopka’s North Shore" by Dr. Gian Basili is a compelling talk that kicks off the Lake Apopka Birding Festival, www.orangeaudubonfl.org/festival.
All who are interested in the Lake Apopka North Shore, its history, restoration challenges and successes, and its future are invited.
Dr. Gian Basili is an ornithologist and conservation biologist who was one of the people most responsible for guiding restoration efforts on the Lake Apopka North Shore and for opening the area to birding and other passive recreational use.
Dr. Basili worked 2 years for Audubon Florida and 17 years for the St. Johns River Water Management District, during the period of the Lake Apopka farm buyout to the opening of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. He now works for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Jacksonville.
Dr. Basili received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his groundbreaking work on Dickcissels, the first year-round study of a Neotropical migratory songbird.
He has humbly titled his talk “It takes a Village: A Story of the People, Partnerships, and Perseverance on Lake Apopka’s North Shore.”
Sponsored by Orange Audubon Society. This talk is Free, although donations at the door to Orange Audubon Society are appreciated. No reservations are necessary. Held in the Camellia Room of Leu Gardens,1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando. Meet-and-greet starts at 6:30pm, talk at 7 pm.