30th Anniversary Annual Gala with first ever presentation of the EVA Award given to Sir Richard Branson.
Join us in envisioning the future for our 30th anniversary celebration, Saturday, April 7th, at Bent Pine Golf Club! Enjoy a fabulous evening all while supporting our work to connect people with nature and empower them to be environmental stewards. The evening begins at 6pm and includes cocktails, dinner, live auction, and open bar, the presentation of our first-ever EVA (Environmental Visionary in Action) Award, and ending with live music for dancing by Alternative Therapy.
We will present the EVA Award to Sir Richard Branson, who will join us by video and have his personal emissaries, "Gumption" and Angela Burnett Penn, accept the award on his behalf. This prestigious award will be given each year to an individual doing outstanding and boundary-pushing work, in any discipline, to enable humanity to live in harmony with nature. It will be an amazing evening not to be missed. Purchase tickets now for this season's premiere event!
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Wendy O'Neil at 772-589-5050 x113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to 32963 for a feature article about our future
In the January 4th edition of Vero Beach 32963, Executive Director Molly Steinwald and new Education & Research Director Maryam Ghadiri were interviewed about ELC's vision to become a destination for all to engage with nature and to become a leader in education, research, and collaboration. Click here to read the full story.
ELC supported the Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future Conference in January
ELC was proud to help support the Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future conference, put on by the Pelican Island Audubon Society in January. The conference, which brought in regional and national speakers, educated 362 attendees on reasons and ways to transform their yards through native plants that support native butterflies and birds and improve the health of the Indian River Lagoon. Read a summary of the conference here.
Thank you to John's Island Community Service League for enabling our collaboration with all Head Start Centers in Indian River County
Enjoy the photos of our successful Tiny Seedlings Program, which brings nature, nature exploration kits and books to all Head Start classrooms in Indian River County and helps teachers and parents of 3 and 4 year olds feel comfortable engaging their little ones with nature. Thank you to John's Island Community Service League for making this program possible.
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From the Desk of the Executive Director:
Molly Steinwald, MS
With Guidance and Support from our:
ELC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John L. Daniels
Alex MacWilliam IV
Colleen T. Ryan
George P. Bunnell
(1924 – 2005)
ELC FOUNDATION BOARD
William H. Friesell
John D. Lowenberg, Sr.
Alma Lee Loy
John D. Orcutt, Jr.
Donald C. Proctor
Gregory W. Smith
Helen E. Stone
Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being.
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Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm
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