PSJ Garden Club hosts district spring meeting

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 08:53 AM.

“We are the first garden club to ever apply for this kind of grant,” Cates said. “And we got it – now the fun begins.”

The club received a Certificate of Excellence for 2011-2013 from district President Jan Sillik and a President’s FFGC Award for its efforts.

Louise Michaels from Chipley, the chairperson for District II Wetlands and Waterways, discussed clean water shortage, desalination technology, water conservation and the lack of concern for maintaining the fresh water supply.

She also discussed the “disheartening” condition of “Little Blue” in Washington County.

“We are working towards rescuing and reclaiming the spring,” Michaels said. “Due to pollution, abuse by recreational vehicles and dumping, the spring has receded over 15 feet and is polluted.

“It was once beautiful, pristine and able to supply an abundance of clean water. We want it to be that way again.

Following the meetings, plants made by the Port St. Joe Garden Club were available for purchase.

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