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Parks & Trails employee receives award from Florida Wildflower Foundation

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2012

TAVARES — At the annual meeting of the Florida Wildflower Foundation (FWF) held last month in Tavares, Wendy Poag, Passive Parks Recreation Coordinator with Lake County’s Parks and Trails Division, was presented an Award of Merit by the FWF Board. The award was given in recognition of her work with environmental restoration and native plant promotion.

“Wendy has contributed greatly to the development of best-practices for restoration efforts at our parks and preserves,” said Wendy Breeden, Director of Lake County’s Public Resources Department. “She is passionate about promoting the use of native plants and works diligently to educate the community about invasive plants and the damage they can do to native ecosystems.”

Poag was instrumental in developing the County’s educational materials regarding native plants like the Greener Choices Brochure, which gives alternative native plant options for homeowners to use in place of invasive species; and the Florida Wildflower Map, which showcases wildflowers that can be seen along Lake County roadways. She is often sought for speaking engagements around the state as an expert in her field.

“We are very excited for Wendy to receive this award,” continued Breeden. “Her advocacy for native plants serves as a model for many others in the community, and is truly inspirational.”


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