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Conservation biologist Bill Toone to speak at Village Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe

Bill Toone (left) with Erica Holland, Nancy Kelly (San Diego Botanic Garden, Director of Development), Julian Duval (President/CEO, San Diego Botanic Garden) at the RSF Garden Club Annual Meeting held last year in Rancho Santa Fe.
Bill Toone (left) with Erica Holland, Nancy Kelly (San Diego Botanic Garden, Director of Development), Julian Duval (President/CEO, San Diego Botanic Garden) at the RSF Garden Club Annual Meeting held last year in Rancho Santa Fe.
(Jon Clark)

Conservation biologist Bill Toone, a North County resident, will be the guest speaker at the Village Viewpoints event to be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Toone will take event attendees on a world-wide journey of the people and environments in which he has worked. These regions are largely unknown by the world today, but ones the audience will have the opportunity to experience through the stories and photographs he will share. Toone began his career with the San Diego Zoo overseeing the captive breeding program for the California Condor. Recently in Mexico, he joined with the Mazahua and Purepecha people where their communities interface with the ancient Oyamel Fir Forest that provides an overwintering site for the monarch butterflies.

Over time, Toone has come to realize the importance of taking strategic action to ensure the longevity of indigenous cultures which are often adversely impacted by conservation efforts. By linking human life with wildlife he is working to create balance in global communities. The evening will begin in the Fellowship Center of the Village Church on Sunday Oct. 30 with wine and light hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m.. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include time for audience questions. This will be the final Village Viewpoints of 2016.Tickets may be purchased online at www.villageviewpoints.com or by calling 858-756-0249.


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