Protecting and Preserving Our Natural Communities
Joseph Mitchell, Park Service Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection,
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
St. Joseph Peninsula is home to many native plants and animals that are a vital part of our environment. Our presenter, who has cared for the natural and cultural resources on the Peninsula for 28 years, will update us about the endangered species found on St. Joseph Peninsula—including beach mice and turtles—and the protective measures designed to preserve them. He’ll also review how erosion affects the beach dunes found on St. Joseph Peninsula, what people can do to protect these natural communities and the importance of “leave no trace” for future generations.
In addition to his work at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Joe Mitchell is active in reenacting for living history events found around the state and at other parks. He believes that state parks are a vital and important part of Florida—an “oasis of green” in an otherwise developed state.
Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe , 100 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
For more information:
Phone: 850- 229-8879