Courtesy Carolyn Gregsak

Mangrove Chapter FNPS Presents Eva Furner, March 12

The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is pleased to welcome Eva Furner as speaker at their March 12 meeting. 

Eva holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Miami. She has served as a member of the Lemon Bay Conservancy board of directors since 2012, and currently chairs the Lemon Bay Conservancy’s Wildflower Preserve Committee, working with Conservancy volunteers on implementation projects and long-range preserve planning. She also chairs the LBC Grants Committee. She is an active birder and accomplished nature photographer.

Before retiring to Cape Haze, Eva’s professional life was at IBM and included professional management positions in systems engineering, customer education, new product development, market analysis, and marketing strategy and planning.

Eva will be presenting an overview of the rehabilitation project at Wildflower Preserve on Gasparilla Pines Blvd. in Englewood.

Mangrove Chapter meetings are held at Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd. in Englewood, Florida with speakers beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 pm. The evening promises to be informative with plenty of time for comments and questions. 

We encourage Floridians and our winter visitors to learn more about the importance of Florida’s native plants and communities by becoming a member of the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. The Florida Native Plant Society promotes the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. To learn more about the Mangrove Chapter or the Florida Native Plant Society, visit 

Chapter speaker programs, field trips and special events are free and open to the public.