Earth Day is coming up (it’s “officially” on April 22, 2018), and The Villages is marking the occasion a few days prior on April 18 at Lake Sumter Landing.
The Villages annual Earth Day event is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the local environment and meet and speak with UF/FAS Master Gardeners, the Florida Native Plant Society, Villages Master Gardeners, and the Villages Orchid Grower, just to name a few.
The event starts at 9am and runs until Noon.
While we’re on the topic of care and concern for the environment, golf courses get a bad rap as being strains on the environment and our natural resources.
But the golf courses in The Villages are designed and run a little differently than in most places, and golf course managers and designers throughout the country are starting to pay attention.
This week The Villages Daily Sun ran an interesting article about how “input from the people who design and manage golf courses in The Villages aided University of Florida research that guides principles on environmentally friendly golf-course management.”
It’s a great read, and it might even change the way you think about the hundreds of holes of golf that surround you every day here. [The Villages Daily Sun]
Did you know that The Villages works with the team at Audubon International to ensure our golf courses exceeded environmental standards? Me either, but I think it’s pretty cool.
Dog lovers and archery aficionados will have to wait a little while longer to enjoy the new Dudley Canine Park and Archery Range in the Village of Fenney.
It was supposed to open this week but the ribbon cutting has been delayed until April 26th.
Canines and archery…what could possibly go wrong? Does that seem like a weird combo to anyone else?
Well if one place can make it work, I’m sure it’s The Villages!
When I saw the first half of this headline at Villages-News, I thought it had something to do with Trump, Mexico, and Border Walls:
“Villagers worried about wall jumpers coming from Sumter Grand on County Road 466A” [Villages-News]
But no. There’s literally a wall here that separates a neighborhood (the Village of Duval) from an assisted living facility (Sumter Grand) that people are jumping over.
I don’t think Trump would be happy with the height of that thing. Grab your popcorn and let’s watch and see who has to pay for a higher wall.
Have a great week!