Fridays @ 5: Red Tide – The History, Causes and Future
Friday, March 22, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Hermitage Artist Retreat’s Fridays @ 5 series continues with Jon Thaxton and “Red Tide: The History, Causes and Future,” Friday, March 22, 5 p.m., on the beach at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6630 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223.
Jon Thaxton, director of community investment of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and a leader in environmental advocacy, will give a comprehensive overview of the history of red tide, its causes, research and possible solutions. He’ll share glimpses into old Florida, geographic connections, current science, past politics, and future hope related to red tide. Participants are welcome to bring a beach chair and refreshments. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved inside. Reservations for this free program are required and can be requested at www.HermitageArtistRetreat.org.
Thaxton, a fifth-generation Sarasotan, is recognized throughout Florida as a leading advocate for protecting the natural environment. He began his environmental advocacy at Venice High School in 1974 as a founding member of the Ecology Club, and in 1996 was featured in National Geographic for his efforts to protect endangered species.