provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife weekly Speaker Series continues Tuesday, Feb. 22 with “Sixty Years of Innovative Mosquito Management” presented by Deputy Director of Public Information and Education at Lee County Mosquito Control District Eric Jackson.
Since its inception in 1958, the Lee County Mosquito Control District has provided mosquito abatement for the citizens and visitors of Lee County using innovative control technologies that are effective and sensitive to Southwest Florida’s natural habitat. This presentation will provide an overview of the District, the various methods used to protect public health and provide a comfortable outdoor environment, and plans for the future.
Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15 p.m. and are approximately one hour in length. This talk will be presented in person at CROW’s Visitor Education Center and will also be offered virtually over Zoom so advanced registration is required. Admission per person is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your spot, visit the CROW website or call CROW’s Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext.#222.
CROW’s 2022 Speaker Series features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, visit the CROW website.
About the Speaker:
Eric Jackson started with the Lee County Mosquito Control District in the summer of 2010 as an Education Resource Specialist. He had previously been a teacher in the Lee County school system, serving as both a classroom teacher and curriculum specialist. Jackson began his work leading the District’s Public Information & Education Department in 2017. His professional interests include developing new ways to enhance the public’s understanding of vector control, building partnerships with other local agencies dedicated to public service, and keeping up to date on conservation and environmental issues. An avid outdoorsman, Jackson appreciates the natural wonders of Southwest Florida and enjoys teaching others about the importance of keeping our environment and the people who live in it healthy.