Mary Barley, TIMES MAGAZINE “Hero for the Planet” Painting To Be Unveiled
Guardians of The Everglades Take on NYC
FT MYERS, FL – Connie Bransilver and Nicolas Petrucci, the artists behind the Guardians of the Everglades, will unveil their newest painting of Mary Barley on November 11, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NY. The event is hosted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation, which is dedicated to the conservation, protection, and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon and the ecosystems on which their well being and survival depend. The artists picked eleven representatives who have devoted their lives to conservation and protection of the Everglades, each in their own way. Mary was invited as the dinner honoree. She was named “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine for her pioneering work to save the Everglades. Mary’s environmental awakening in the 1990’s originally stemmed from concerns about habitat degradation, and soon grew to center on clean water. Mary is an avid fly fisher, mainly for salmon, which is why she focuses on ecosystem restoration and clean water preservation. More information regarding the dinner can be found here.