February 2016 – Wildlife biologist Joe Wasilewski and Fran Mainella, the first woman appointed to lead the National Park Service, join us in Naples on Wednesday March 23 for a special Wine & Wildlife event celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service. Mark your calendars and plan to join us that night for appetizers, wine and wildlife from 5:00 to 7:30 PM to learn more about South Florida’s national parks, meet former NPS Director Mainella and talk to one of South Florida’s best known wildlife biologists about his adventures with alligators, crocodiles and pythons. Joe is known for his work with reptiles and his knack for catching pythons in the wild. He joins us March 23 at Porter Wright, 9132 Strada Place in Mercato, with two top predators – an American alligator and a Burmese python. Tickets are $50 per person or $100 for a special Centennial package ($100 for 100 years) that includes a national park gift, a photo opportunity of your choice and membership in the SFNPT. Space is limited, so book early! Special thanks to Guest Services and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples for supporting this event and the NPS Centennial. Contact the SFNPT for details and tickets, and plan to join us for wine and wildlife on Wednesday March 23 in Naples. See you there!
UPDATE March 2016 – Thanks to all who joined us on March 23 in Naples to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with wine, wildlife and friends. Special thanks to wildlife biologist Joe Wasilewski for the night’s entertainment, Porter Wright for hosting the event, Guest Services and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples for an amazing buffet, and to photographer Charlie McDonald for documenting the fun.
Photo Credit: Charlie McDonald http://www.charliemcdonaldphotography.com