Naturally occurring Asclepias tuberosa in Worth County

Featured Speakers

Jeff Norcini photo Jeff Norcini Jeff is a private consultant (OecoHort, LLC) with native wildflower expertise in establishment and management of sustainable plantings, seed dormancy and germination, and production. Since July 2013, he has been under contract with the Florida Dept. of Transportation to provide assistance for matters regarding wildflowers, native plants, and horticulture in general. Before establishing OecoHort, Jeff was a faculty member with the University of Florida/IFAS at the North Florida Research & Education Center in Quincy from 1987 through March 2009. Jeff has a BS in Biology from Lock Haven University and an MS and PhD in Horticulture from Penn State.

Kym Stephens photo Kym Stephens is Forestry and Right of Way Coordinator, ISA Utility Certified Arborist for Georgia Power/Southern Company. She was born in Boulder, Colorado. She is now living in Athens, Georgia. Her husband is a third generation Tifton landowner/third generation UGA Grad. She is the mother of two beautiful children, a proud ABAC Forestry graduate and outdoor lover! Kym will speak on power line right of way management, including preservation and installation of native plants, especially preferred plants for pollinators.

Speaker photo Lillie Kline is an ecologist who is passionate about achieving win-win solutions for people and wildlife through applied conservation at the landscape level. In her role with Atlanta Audubon, Lillie manages habitat restoration projects, coordinates the Plants for Birds initiative, and oversees the Wildlife Sanctuary Certification Program.

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