Bay Hill Conservancy was launched Sunday, November 4, 2007, 2:00 pm at Rivers Edge Condominium in Bay Hill Village. Our first program was given by Harry & Linda Wallace, owners of Little Cypress Natives Nursery in Florence, Alabama. Their program lasted about an hour, covering native trees and shrubs, with emphasis on species that would do well on our windy northern lakefront site. Fifteen of us were in attendance.
Following the Wallace's excellent presentation Bay Hill Conservancy co-founder Carroll Adams introduced the Conservancy to attendees. The informal discussion was lively and passionate, resulting in a good list of beginning projects for the Conservancy. Items include contacting our County Commissioner regarding trash pickup within Bay Hill; broken down vehicles parked at Marina; tall grass at Villas 1; keeping "sign area" weeded and planted; planting barrier grass and/or trees that compliment the area; and most importantly THE WHITE FENCE. We ALL know what that means!A website and newsletter article was discussed, as well a Tip of the Month. Debi Bradford will be writing an article with the hope of it being submitted into two local newspapers and regional magazine publications. A wonderful discussion ensued and a plan of action was created.
The next meeting will be held Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 at the same meeting room at Rivers Edge Condominium. The accommodations were perfect for this group, and are centrally located.Our sincerest thanks go to Harry and Linda Wallace of Little Cypress Natives for giving us their Sunday afternoon time on this lovely, exquisitely beautiful afternoon! Thanks as well to Rivers Edge HOA for allowing us to use their meeting room.Please note the LINK on this page to Little Cypress Natives. Go there often and buy from Harry & Linda who offer quality plants and expert advice. They're just good people, and we cannot thank them enough for their gift from their nursery of an American Beautyberry Bush to kick off our Conservancy. Thank you Harry & Linda. More to come as the Bay Hill Conservancy matures.