Deering Estate is a 444-acre property located in Palmetto Bay, Florida. From 1922 until his death in 1927, the estate was the home of Charles Deering, best known as the Chairman of the Board for International Harvestor Company.
Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate offers daily tours of the historic houses – the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found as far back at 50,000 years. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.
The Deering Estate at Cutler partners with WPBT2 to offer a FREE film & lecture series called “Speaking Sustainably.” The program is offered “to the public to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action.”
On Wednesday, October 22, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm the topic is titled “Saving Sawfish”
The strange, prehistoric-looking Smalltooth Sawfish were once coveted by anglers as popular trophy fish. But habitat loss and overfishing have greatly reduced the animals’ range and landed them on the endangered species list. Today, the fish are limited to South Florida, where scientists are conducting research to save the species.
For more information about this program, or others offered at Deering Estate, visit: http://www.deeringestate.org/pages/Free-Lecture–Film-Series.aspx Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 AV, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 and their phone number is 305-235-1668.