Monday, January 16, 2012

"Fore! Frogs on the Golf Course" Book Signing, Jan.21st at Florey's!

Florey's Books welcomes local author Juanita Mercado as she discusses her new book, "Fore! Frogs on the Golf Course".

***Saturday, January 21st, 2-4pm***

From the book:

Beginning in 2008, environmental groups demanded that San Francisco close the Sharp Park Golf Course, claiming that course maintenance operations were harming a frog specieslisted as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.

The Golf Club rallied its members to the cause. Juanita Mercado, a club member and a geologist, found herself conflicted between a love for golf and a concern over the game's effect on the environment. Using the analytical skills she had as a trained scientist, she identified a third solution for the Sharp Park situation.

The solution had a track record. For years, it had been in place 10 miles away at the Crystal Springs Golf Course located in Burlingame, California. The facility was withinthe critical habitat of the frog species, and, for more than a decade, a certified wildlife sanctuary.

The story continues to this day. It's eventual outcome could affect existing golf courses.


We hope to see you!

***Saturday, January 21st, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day