What’s Happening at the Creek

“Lessons from the Marjories”

“Lessons from the Marjories” with Hannah Brown and Becca  Burton | Thursday, August 20 from 6:30 – 8 PM

Join the Alachua Conservation Trust for a presentation from Hannah Brown and Becca Burton of The Marjorie, an environmental reporting nonprofit inspired by Florida’s three Marjories: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Marjorie Harris Carr. During this presentation, Hannah and Becca will share some of their favorite lessons from the three Marjories and show examples of how those lessons have inspired them to move beyond daily news coverage to capture untold perspectives of environmental issues in Florida.

This is an online event with both audio and visual components. We recommend viewing the event online to access all visual components of the presentation.

Only one person per household needs to register unless you will be using separate devices to access the webinar.

Online access information will be provided upon registration.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D2zgEM31T4OEtcggAyuajQ

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or email: info@AlachuaConservationTrust.org

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Bountiful Garden Summer 2020

Park Ranger Geoff Gates and volunteers Joy Cotton and Martha Lynn Dilello have done a tremendous amount of work in the summer garden. What a harvest we had! As you may know, Marjorie always grew vegetables for the table and flowers for the house. This year’s bounty included Golden Bantam Corn, Scarlett Runner Beans, Everglades Tomatoes, eggplant, Will Rogers Zinnias, Mexican Sunflowers and roselle.

 

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Gold Stars and Anniversaries

The MKR Historic State Park celebrates 50 years in July 2020.  This anniversary will be celebrated during MKR’s annual birthday party in August.

2020 also marks the w 85th Anniversary of the Florida Park Service. Florida state parks will host celebratory events all year.

Florida Park Service Director Eric Draper,  accepted an award that recognizes Florida State Parks as America’s best parks during a event in Baltimore, MD., last September. The Gold Medal, awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association and the National Association of State Park Directors, recognizes Florida’s investment in protecting natural and cultural resources. I am so proud of our staff and volunteers and grateful to public officials who provided financial and policy support.   This is the 4th time Florida Parks have received this award.

 

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Congratulations Lee!

Park Ranger Lee Townsend received his 10-year service pin and certificate.  Lee’s mother, Marietta, 94 years old, attended the special occasion.  

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Dinner at the Creek

Though a Thanksgiving Dinner is not listed in MKR’s Cross Creek Cookery,  this particular dinner menu would be appropriate.

Baked Sherried Grapefruit

Roast Wild Duck

Giblet Gravy

Wild Rice

Corn Muffins

Wild Grape Jerry

Okra A La Cross Creek

Beets in Orange Sauce

Whole White Onions, Braised

Tangerine Sherbet

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