Neal White Named 2012 Environmental Champion

Environmental Champion Award to Be Presented at NatureScaping 2012

Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.

The Environmental Champion of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s NatureScaping 2012 event has been selected and he is Neal White, Director of the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy. Neal White has been the Director of the Environmental Academy at Jupiter High School since its inception 19 years ago. He has given his time and energy tirelessly and unselfishly, inspiring hundreds of students along the way.

Neal also shows his students the importance of volunteering. His students have assisted in massive exotic plant removals, general tract clean-up, the re-introduction of native plant species, and the planting of scrub oaks; worked on a wetlands construction project; conducted tortoise burrow monitoring; and potted mangrove seedlings. For Neal volunteering is a year round event. He and his students stay active in year-round monitoring of the Jupiter Inlet Natural Area. Some of the projects that Neal has been involved in include: adopting newly-planted scrub oaks as a senior-class project, leading volunteers in an ongoing wetlands construction project, and planting over 7,000 mangrove seedlings.

Neal White Named 2012 Environmental Champion

Please join us in recognizing Neal White, as the 2012 Environmental Champion for Palm Beach County on April 14 at 1 p.m. at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Park Entry is free all day.

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