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Book Signing by Author Maureen Sullivan-Hartung

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Date: March 5, 2012
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

On March 17, at 1:30 p.m. author, Maureen Sullivan-Hartung will give a presentation, followed by a book signing of her book: "Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby." The presentation will be at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center auditorium, 33000 Tamiami Trail East.

Maureen is a 30-year resident of Naples, Florida, and continues to pitch stories to various editors on this historic area, wanting everyone to come to know and love it as she does. Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby is her first book.

This presentation is provided with cooperation from the Florida National Parks Association. The association is an official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, and historical and scientific research responsibilities within the national park units of South Florida. www.evergladesassociation.org

For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.

Did You Know?

Researchers gather data from a bear that was removed as a nuisance.

Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.