The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation
(BLACK PR WIRE) "" LAKE WORTH, FLA "" New friends and seasoned supporters alike gathered on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in support of the Everglades. The 2012 Arthur R. Marshall Foundation Sunset Safari attracted more than 170 supporters. It was held at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in western Palm Beach County. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the ecosystem with state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, guided nature walks, airboat and canoe tours, and enjoy music, refreshments, dinner, wine and good company. The purpose of the Sunset Safari is to join new and existing supporters of the Marshall Foundation. "Our goal is to bring people to the Refuge for the first time, to meet our donors and volunteers, and to become acquainted with this incredible Everglades area," said Nancy Marshall, president of the Marshall Foundation. The Loxahatchee Refuge is one of 556 national wildlife refuges under the management of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but is only one of 14 named after an individual. The Refuge is named after the late Art Marshall, the uncle of the founder of the Marshall Foundation. The Sunset Safari also raised $10,000 for student education programs of the Marshall Foundation, which focus on the restoration and protection of the Everglades. This amount will essentially be doubled by a matching grant from The Batchelor Foundation. Special thanks are given to Loxahatchee Canoeing, Inc., Bedner's Farm Fresh Market, Loxahatchee Everglades Tours, Inc., and the South Florida Water Management District. For more information, please visit www.artmarshall.org, call 561-233-9004, or e-mail info@ArtMarshall.com.