August Meeting Minutes

August 09, 2016 7:52 AM | Anonymous

Friends of Lake Apopka

Monthly Board Meeting

August 4, 2016

  • 1.    5:30 P.M.  Call to Order – Oakland Nature Preserve
  • 2.    Treasurer’s Report; $8,730.13 in account
  • 3.    Old Business:
  • a.    Acquisition of Hull Island (Orange County) – Taressa
  •                                                    i.     Oakland Nature Preserve received news from Trust for Public Lands that funds are available through a grant from Florida Communities Trust – The Town of Oakland and ONP are working on submitting an application by the August 30th deadline
  •                                                   ii.     Archaeological studies have been conducted on the site indicating artifacts have been found on the property
  •                                                 iii.     Not sure if the property would have to be rezoned if purchased by a developer and not sure of status of property owner’s willingness to sell to Town/ONP.   
  •                                                 iv.     If anyone has any experience writing grants, contact ONP or the Town
  • b.    Archive Project update – Joshua King will present at the September meeting; discuss at October meeting; will present remaining project and timeline
  • 4.    New Business
  • o   Jim Thomas update - at Health Central Park (in Winter Garden) room 325
  • o   Oakland Heritage Festival (10/22) – Taressa George – If FOLA wants to have a booth at the event, it will need FOLA volunteers to set up the FOLA tent and materials.  The event is from 9a – 4p; Drew will coordinate volunteers for FOLA; sell T-shirts and a Bike raffle; will talk to Wheelworks regarding bike.
  • o   Proposed: Meeting date change to 2nd Thursday of the month- per conversation with those in attendance there is no concern with this. 
  • o   Update: Newton Park waterfront trash- Sean Lowry offered to lead kayak cleanup crew first outing in September
  • o   Habitat Restoration Project, North Shore
  • §  Drew Shatzer: Project Leader- activity at Biosphere on 8/20
  • o   Design new outreach materials
  • §  Taressa George & Ed Aduss will schedule a workgroup meeting
  • 5.    Adjourn

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