Nov 23, 2022 | Uncategorized

Conrad & Scherer Sponsors 2022 Birch State Park Garden Party Event

Conrad & Scherer was a proud sponsor of the Birch Park 2022 Garden Party event, where the Friends of Birch State Park and the Hostess Committee Members raised funds in support of the improvements at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and the Friends.

The Friends of Birch State Park is a non-profit organization formed to help preserve, conserve, enhance, and promote Hugh Taylor Birch State Park through community support.

About Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Birch State Park is a tropical oasis that was once home to Hugh Taylor Birch, a prominent Chicago attorney, real estate investor, and naturalist, who deeded 180-acres of his hidden paradise to the State of Florida in 1941.

Opened to the public as a state park in the early ‘50s, his priceless gift remains an enduring legacy of green for residents and tourists to enjoy. Birch also gave his daughter, Helen, 35 acres to the south of the park as a wedding present and oversaw the construction of what is now Bonnet House Museum and Gardens (later given to Florida Trust for Historic Preservation).

Last but not least, Birch gave the City of Fort Lauderdale its economic engine when he donated almost three-miles of beach with the stipulation that it remain visible and accessible to the public forever. This gift is why Birch was recently inducted into the Fort Lauderdale Hall of Fame and dubbed, “The Father of Fort Lauderdale Beach”.