Environmental Writer to Discuss Salt Marshes

Author Charles Seabrook will discuss his salt water research and findings at a luncheon at the Amelia Island Book Festival

Environmental Writer to Discuss Salt MarshesHaving grown up on a barrier island in South Carolina, Georgia author Charles Seabrook has long been fascinated with the life and beauty of the vast salt marshes that line our southeast Atlantic coast.

In his fascinating new book, The World of the Salt Marsh, Seabrook explores the natural history, people, historic and ecological significance of these marshes, which are sometimes called “mother nature’s nursery” because 70 percent of the region’s fishes, shellfish, and crustaceans get their start there.

Seabrook will discuss his research and findings at a special luncheon planned by the Friends of the Library and the Amelia Island Book Festival at noon on Friday, April 26 at Café Karibo located at 27 N. 3rd Street, in Fernandina Beach.

Seabrook has been a columnist and environmental writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for many years and has written several books including the locally popular Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses.

The Friends of the Library is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that promotes literacy and lifelong learning in our community and raises funds to strengthen the Fernandina Beach Library.

For more information or to become a member, visit nassaureads.com on click on Friends of the Library, call 904-277-7365 or e-mail fernandinalibfriends@gmail.com.

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