Did you know that state Sen. Darren Soto plays in a band called the Orange Creek Riders? He does, and that band will make a special appearance at this event being held to raise money for various environmental causes. In addition to entertainment from Soto and co., there will also be speakers on tortoises, black bears, wildlife corridors in the state and the effort to ban fracking in Florida. But this event is not just a series of discussions – it’s also a party, and there will be food (vegan options available), drink, a silent auction and plenty of time to take in the natural beauty of Wekiva Island, which sits right on the bank of the Wekiva River. Admission is just $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and it includes two free drink tickets. Meet fellow defenders of wildlife, raise a glass to the splendor around you and feel good that your entry fee is being used to protect it.