SCF Venice Green Team to Florida Scrub Lecture Sept. 30

(Bradenton, Fla., September 17, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Venice Green Team will host a guest lecture “Florida Scrub: Why Preserve It?” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, in the Selby Room. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will be presented by Rosalind Rowe, one of five biologists who serve the Southwest District of the Florida Park Service. Rowe will describe how the Florida Scrub compares to other Florida ecosystems and global systems, the essential services it provides to flora and fauna in Florida, its importance to water resources and what globally endangered species rely on it. She also will explain how it is being destroyed and what people can do to help protect it.

This presentation is hosted by the SCF Venice Green Team. Woody McCree, associate professor, art, design, humanities, is the Green Team chair. The SCF Green Team is a group of students, faculty and staff who work in collaboration to design and implement projects that maintain the natural beauty and the environmental significance of SCF Venice.

For more information, contact McCree at 941-408-1503 or Maps and directions are online at


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