Fstr, prmt & add knwldg & imprtnc of cvc btification & cnsrvtn n & arnd Ft Myrs & Lee Cnty FL w/ programs & engaging in educational activities enlightening Council & general pblc to the nd for btification, cnsrvation & historic preservation & enhancing & beautifying public properties & parks, providing that in executing, corporation shall do so in furtherance ot exempt purpose which it has been organized in Section 501(c)(3) of the Inernal Revenue Code. Council is 30 garden clubs & horticultural societies, w/ similar purpose, who joined for the above stated purposes. Over 1800 volunteer members created a botanical garden & library in a disadvantaged area next to the Edison-Ford Estates in Fort Myers, FL. The facility is a valuable free resource to area school children, visitors to the area & residents. Funds raised r used to support garden & library & promote environmental & beautification projects O/T Council.