OMG board member co-authors conservation publication that received a national award

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Articles

We are proud to announce that the amazing conservation work by our very own board member Irene-Eva Ries recently received a national award in April 2014 and was recognized for the achievement on July 1, 2014, by the St. Lucie County (Florida) Board of County Commissioners at a ceremony.

The Living with Nature on the Treasure Coast: A Guide to Florida Friendly Living publication was selected by ANREP to receive its national 2014 Educational Material – Short Publication Award. The Master Naturalist team produced the publication as part of the final project for Florida Master Naturalist course Upland Habitats taught by St. Lucie County Extension Agent Ken Gioeli.

The publication provides new residents with information for conserving resources and interacting respectfully with nature in an area which may be very different from where they originated. The publication can be viewed online at

Project team members who collaborated to co-develop the publication are Florida Master Naturalists Dave Dyer, Linda Eastman, Elsa Frances Millard and Irene-Eva Ries with support from President Mary White of the Florida Master Naturalists St. Lucie Chapter.

We are all so proud of all the hard work each and every one of our board members do and we are honored that they provide us the support needed to make a difference.  If you would like to learn more about the publication or about the work Irene-Eva does, please feel free to reach out to her directly:

Irene-Eva Ries, Florida Master Naturalist

Avian Conservation

One More Generation™

P.O. Box 143627

Fayetteville GA 30214