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NAPLES, FL (February 20, 2012) - Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RBNERR), together with local elected officials and community members, broke ground today on a mangrove restoration project at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

ted-below-250NAPLES, FL (February 10, 2012) - Friends of Rookery Bay announces that Ted Below of Naples is the Honorary Chair and honoree for the 3rd annual Batfish Bash for the Bay from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road in Naples.

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserved hired Below as its avian ecologist from 2003 through 2009. Below, 87, was the National Audubon Society’s warden for the Rookery Bay Sanctuary from 1982 to 1994 and also worked for five years as the resource manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

NAPLES, FL (January 20, 2012) - She is a police composite artist, holds licenses to paint pictures of NASCAR drivers, and has published more than 30 art instruction books that have sold more than one million copies. Now, Lee Hammond brings her passion to the Rookery Bay Reserve, where she is teaching three art classes this season.

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