Celebrating Our 60th Anniversay
Do YOU Have one!
Wildflower License Plate
SPRING ISSUE 2017
The Tri-Council of FFGC hosted the FFGC Board Dinner on January 11. The
Board Meeting adjourned early for social time followed by a program by
Lisa Roberts, Director of Florida Wildflower Foundation. She spoke on
the FFGC Legacy and partnership with FWF. It was FFGC members and FDOT
who helped to make the State Wildflower license plate available. Since
2000 almost $4 million in tag donations have supported projects that
build awareness and knowledge of native wildflowers and plants, and
their role in Florida’s ecosystems. With donations made from the sale
of each State Wildflower plate, the Foundation funds research,
education and planting projects statewide. The organization’s latest
educational tool is the release of a 139-page “Wild About Wildflowers”
Classroom Activity Guide for Florida’s 3rd & 4th grade students. It
is available on line, www.flawildflowers.org
for use by teachers and youth leaders. An Earth Steward recognition was
given to Lisa for her dedication to our environment. A dinner and
fellowship followed the program.
Carolyn Schaag, Former FFGC President and Tri-Council President, serves
as FFGC Liaison to FWF and helped to found the organization. She has
served on the Wildflower Board for over 17 years.