November 29, 2017: Visit to High Lawn Farm in Lee, MA with the daughter of the original farmer.
From NPS: “The Ten Thousand Islands are a labyrinth of water and mangroves. The islands harbor an abundance of life, and the shallows serve as nursery grounds for countless marine species. Boaters should be mindful of the depth of the water, as shallows are common. Finding your way through this area of the park can be difficult, and it is strongly recommended that visitors reference NOAA Charts #11430 and 11432 to assist them.”
From NPS: “The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife”
As part of the FEMA response for Hurricane Irma, we spent part of the week in Orlando at the Joint Field Office learning how to conduct Environmental and Historic Preservation review of projects requesting FEMA funding.
I brought along my professional camera for a photo shoot of our GPS and ArcGIS training taught by Chelsea (woman in the red, below). We will be using ArcGIS on our tablets for plotting damage assessments on maps.
Last team photo, after this we split up to various branch offices.
I photographed three classes at the State Fair. The three classes were: “Flower Arrangement” with Kathy Jentz of Washington Gardener Magazine, “Public Space Recycling” with Anacostia Riverkeeper and “Fingerpainting” with Liz Liang
“Fingerpainting” with Liz Liang
“Public Space Recycling” with Anacostia Riverkeeper