Yes On Conservation 20/20 members are available and would be happy to speak to your group about Conservation 20/20 and the importance of voting Yes in November.
Conservation 2020_Green HeronPlease e-mail alessialeathers@yahoo.com to schedule.

Speakers Available:

Barbara Manzo
After forty one years of working in the field of Parks and Recreation (twenty two of which were with Lee County Parks and Recreation) Barbara retired in2012to pursue the pastimes she enjoys. In2014 Barbara joined the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to help the Foundation achieve its goals and be the liaison between the Foundation and the County. Barbara started her career in New York where she was the Deputy Director and Director respectively in two Cities in Westchester. Born and raised in NY she moved to Lee County in 1990 with her husband to take the job of Deputy Director. In2003 Barbara worked closely with John Armenia to form the LPEF. John’s vision brought many people to the table and helped LCPR achieve its goal of removing the invasive exotic trees and renovating Lakes Park. Barbara has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Parks and Recreation as well asan MBA and maintains her National Certification as a Parks and Recreation Professional.
Janet Bunch
I moved to N. Ft. Myers from Connecticut in 2001, the year that Conservation 20/20 acquired Prairie Pines Preserve, which is near my house, so I’ve always thought of it as my preserve. I have been a volunteer naturalist for Lee County Parks & Recreation and Conservation 20/20 for over 10 years. I shall continue to do whatever I can to help other people discover for themselves why Conservation 20/20 is such an important element in making Lee County a good place to call home.
Brad Cornell
Brad Cornell currently is Southwest Florida Policy Associate for both Audubon of the Western Everglades and Audubon Florida, a joint position he has held since summer, 2005, and for the regional organization since 2001. He works on land use, wetlands, coastal habitats, and Western Everglades restoration issues to protect and recover imperiled species. He has degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Texas at Austin and played trombone for the Naples Philharmonic for ten years prior to joining Audubon. Brad and his wife Martha have two native Floridian children, one in college and one in high school.
Donald W. Doggett
Donald Doggett is a graduate of the University of Missouri and moved to Florida in 1977. He retired in 2013 after thirty six years of employment with Lee County Hyacinth/Mosquito Control Districts. Don is an Honorary Lifetime Member of both The Aquatic Plant Management Society, a national organization, as well as The Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society. He is a Board Member Emeritus of the Audubon Society of Southwest Florida and a member of the National Audubon Society. Don has conducted the National Audubon Society’s Orange River Christmas Bird Count for the past three years. He served as a member of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Regional Advisory Committee from 2006-2013. Don, his wife Linda, and two daughters enjoy taking advantage of the recreational opportunities in southwest Florida.
Marisa Carrozzo
Marisa Carrozzo is a Natural Resource Specialist II in the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s policy department, where she is responsible for supporting and implementing the Conservancy’s policy initiatives for water resources and conservation lands issues regionally and statewide. Marisa has been on staff with the Conservancy since 2011. Prior to her work with the Conservancy, she spent several years working for an international customs brokerage firm. Marisa also served as a Conservation Associate in the Conservancy’s policy department after graduating from Miami University (Ohio).Marisa and her husband Michael enjoy exploring the natural areas of southwest Florida, including visiting Conservation 20/20 preserves.