McKee Botanical Garden recognized by the Florida Forest Service as an outstanding Florida Forest Landowner

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Main Pond at McKee Botanical Gardens (Photo by JPR Images)

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is celebrating 100 years with a Centennial Challenge Campaign, honoring the work of the association in providing a unified voice for state and private forestry in the United States since 1920, as well as the tremendous social, environmental, and economic contributions state forestry agencies have made nationwide for over a century’s time.

In celebration of the NASF’s 100th anniversary, the Florida Forest Service is honoring 100 forest landowners from across the state who have exemplified exceptional forest management practices, public outreach and conservation efforts.  McKee Botanical Garden has been selected as an outstanding Florida Forest Landowner by our local county forester.  “We want to recognize and thank McKee Botanical Garden for their stewardship and maintaining the integrity of Florida’s forests, ensuring they will be available for future generations,” stated Calin Ionita, Florida Forest Service (Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services).

“We are grateful to the Florida Forest Service for selecting McKee Botanical Garden as the Indian River County recipient for this award.  This award exemplifies our commitment to our mission statement to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all,” stated Andreas Daehnick, Director of Horticulture and Research.

For more information about McKee Botanical Garden visit www.mckeegarden.org or call 772-794-0601.

About McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.  McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach.

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