There is constant development pressure on the Green Swamp, the natural habitat core in Central Florida. The Green Swamp has a vast array of wildlife and it provides important water recharge to the Floridian Aquifer, the source of drinking water for most of the State’s population.
Peggy Cox is currently a member of the Lake County Water Authority Board of Directors (an elected position), and is both a past president of Orange Audubon Society and a member of the Board of Directors of Florida Audubon Society.
Peggy has been a leader in helping to protect the Green Swamp, the “liquid heart of Florida”, for decades. At this program she will explain the regional ecological value of the Green Swamp—which led to its designation by the Florida Legislature as an Area of Critical State Concern—and discuss the newest threat to the swamp and the four rivers that originate in it, and how we can help protect it.