Dedicated to the protection of birds, other animals, and their habitats through education and activism
Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170; president@SEVolusiaAudubon.org
Our March speaker will be Stacey Bell from Volusia County
Environmental Management. The meeting will be held at the
Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, starting at the usual time
of 7:00 PM.
Stacey grew up in south Florida and worked at Sea World while attending University of Central Florida.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Environmental
Studies and went on to earn her Masters in Coastal Studies. She
worked in Big Pine Key before relocating to Volusia County and joining
the county staff. She began as the Education Coordinator at the
Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet ten years ago and is now the Beach
Habitat Conservation Plan Field Coordinator. Stacey has two
small children and is an avid birder.
Volusia County is dedicated to the protection of sea turtles and
other beach wildlife and the habitat which we share with them.
For over ten years, the county has actively protected coastal wildlife
by implementing our HCP on the thirty-six miles of County-managed
beach. This program encompasses a variety of protection measures and
programs approved for use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Stacey will discuss the HCP and associated programs and discuss our
coastal wildlife during the presentation.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn how each of us impacts the
beach and what we can do to help lessen the negatives of those impacts.