Members of the Putnam County Environmental Council work together to protect our natural resources, but we also have a great time hiking, paddling, bicycling, and learning about nature. Since 1991 we have taken an active role in government, educated the public, promoted ecotourism, and networked with others. Our work has led to our leadership on numerous issues of statewide concern. PCEC, as a result, was named Florida Conservation Organization of the Year in 2005 by Florida Wildlife Federation.
We publish the Green Gazette, provide programs and field trips for members and the public, and have an annual social in December. Our programs are usually held at the Water Works Environmental Education Center on the second Friday of the month.
Become a member of our PCECweb group, which means you receive Green Gazettes and alerts by email, or become a member of PCEC and financially support our work. You may fill in a membership form from the back page of a recent Green Gazette and mail it with your check or you may join online using PayPal (Subscriptions tab). Your name and email address will not be publicized or shared.
Putnam Land Conservancy, your local land trust organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 2 - 6 PM at Luther Springs Campground, 264 Vause Lake Road, Hawthorne, FL 32640.
There will be nature walks, music, storytelling, a silent auction, and a low-country boil (with vegan or vegetarian options). The cost is $25 per person.
For reservations, checks may be sent to PLC, PO Box 8, Palatka, FL 32178. You can also use PayPal at PutnamLandConservancy.com or telephone 386-336-5400.
Calling all River Lovers, Spring Hunters, Paddlers, AQUIFERians and friends of the Ocklawaha River, please join in the festivities by sharing your photos and experiences of the wonders made visible by the recent drawdown.
Join us Saturday April 30, from 4 PM to 7 PM at The Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Palatka FL. This event is Free and open to the public. Food and drinks can be purchased from Beef O Brady’s.
This is a celebration of the Ocklawaha’s lost springs, found again during the drawdown and benefit for The Lost Springs film project.
Special presentations by Matt Keene, Margaret Tolbert and Mark Long.
Peggy MacDonald, executive director of the Matheson History Museum, and author of Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment will be guest speaker at the April 14 Putnam County Environmental Council meeting, 7:00 pm. Ms. MacDonald is administrator of the Matheson’s History Mystery series on Facebook and writes local history articles for Gainesville Magazine, Our Town and Senior Times. She has taught history at Florida Polytechnic University, Stetson University, Indian River State College and the University of Florida and is a UF alumna (PhD in history 2010). Join us to learn more about MacDonald’s Marjorie Carr biography, historical research, and the Matheson History Museum.
This program will be held at the Edgar Johnson Sr. Center, 1215 Westover Drive, Palatka. PCEC meetings are open to all. For more information, contact PCEC at 855-268-8084 or visit groupspaces.com/PCECweb.
Please join us and spread the word!
Who: High school junior and senior art classes or clubs
When: February 26 through April 23 Entry deadline March 18 Awards announced April 1
Purpose: To encourage student artists to examine their county's natural environment and share their perceptions through art.
Theme: Earth Day in Putnam County, with an emphasis on "celebrating the waters of Putnam County, rivers, springs, and creeks," the theme of PCEC's upcoming Environmental Film Festival.
Prizes: Artists of winning posters will be recognized at the film festival and cash prizes awarded to the winners' school art classes.
Recognition: Award winning posters will be used to publicize the festival and and will be shared with the community through PCEC's website.
Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck Supper Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
426 Kirby Street, Palatka 32177
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck Supper on Wed. It's always a wonderful get together. Besides eating some great food we will elect our 2015 Board of Directors, review 2015, and plan for 2016. Bring your opinions and expectations, along with a dish to share. The slate of nominees for directors can be found in the November 2015 Green Gazette. Nominations for the board may also be made from the floor.
Join or renew your membership at the meeting or on our website. Thank you for your support during the past year. What Support? Attending programs and events; maintaining membership; sharing the Green Gazette; learning about environmental challenges, and passing the word.
See you on Wednesday. Invite a friend and spread the word.
Posted by Cindy, Friday, June 19th, 2015 @ 10:59am
Putnam Land Conservancy Event Invitation
Saturday, June 27 at 11:00am
142 Elgin Road, East Palatka, FL 32131
We need your help to create a nature park in East Palatka!
Please join PLC and the neighbors for a short tour of the proposed park on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11:00 AM. We will meet at 142 Elgin Road, East Palatka, FL 32131. Cold drinks to take on the tour will be provided. You can also come by boat, tying up at the Elgin Grove public boat ramp on Magnolia Avenue in East Palatka and walking 2 blocks north to 142 Elgin Road.
Looking for a way to cut your electric bill and help the environment? Learn about the PACE Program to help finance energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades to both residential and commercial buildings. It offers upgrades for heating and cooling systems, water pumps, insulation, and solar panels.
Please join us, bring a friend, and spread the word. The public is encouraged to attend.
On Saturday, April 25, the Palatka Water Works Environmental Center and Ravine Gardens will celebrate Earth Day with the Birds, Bees, Flowers & Trees festival in Palatka.
Meet Billy Bartram; take a guided nature walk; tour the historic building and its exhibits; enjoy live music at the amphitheater; walk the Puc Puggy Trail; learn about bees, bee keeping, and native plants.
It all begins with a bird walk at 7:00 am in the parking lot inside Ravine Gardens State Park. Carol Foil and Joyce King will lead 2 groups through Ravine Gardens and meet at the Palatka Water Works Environmental Center to do a bird survey there.