Calendar of Events

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February 13, 2023, Monday, General Meeting
Clean Ocean Action
Learn about ocean pollution issues affecting our beloved Jersey Shore. This program is presented by Clean Ocean Action (COA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the degraded quality of the waters off the coast of New Jersey and New York. COA uses research, education, and citizen action to unite and empower people to protect the ocean. To learn more about this organization, see Clean Ocean Action: Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution 
Our speaker is Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action. As a founder of COA, she has been at the helm of COA since its inception in 1984.
March 13, 2023, Monday, General Meeting
African Violets in Your Window
African violets are a popular houseplant in many countries, because they flower for most of the year and are easy to grow. Learn about the wide variety of African Violets and how best to care for them. After the presentation, hybridized and species violets will be available for sale. These are way more interesting than the violets we can buy in big box stores or the supermarket!
Speaker Paula Bal has been hybridizing African violets for ten years and has two registered hybrids with the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). She has served as the President of the Garden State African Violet Club, the Treasurer of the Tristate African Violet Council and is a retired Director of the AVSA.
April 10, 2023, Monday, General Meeting
Brightwood Park History
We will learn about the history of Brightwood Park, including recent efforts by the Friends of Brightwood Park to renovate the park, protect it from invasive species, and promote pollinator plants.
Our speaker is Rob Lombardi.