Here are the various issues I see facing Palm Beach County conservationists. Please feel free to add items in the comments section, or to help me build up the pages/posts I’ve already got (Mercury, Phosphorus, Land Use). Thanks for your help and suggestions.
. . . → Read More: Standing Issues in Conservation
This is the third in a series of posts designed to elicit feedback. Once I’ve heard from ASE’s environmental corps, I will add this page to our Conservation area.
Mercury, chemical symbol Hg, atomic number 80, is one of the more dangerous contaminants found in the Everglades ecosystem.
. . . → Read More: Mercury in the Everglades
This is the second in a series of “standing issue” posts that I plan to morph into standing pages on the Conservation portion of the website. But since pages can’t receive comments easily, I thought I’d post the drafts, as it were, in case anyone out there had anything to add to our pages.
Phosphorus, . . . → Read More: Phosphorus
This is the first in a series of posts designed to elicit feedback from ASE’s environmentally minded residents. Once I have enough feedback, I plan to turn this post into a “page,” which can still evolve, but which doesn’t have a built-in comments feature.
Palm Beach County drafted a comprehensive plan some years ago (unfortunately, . . . → Read More: Comprehensive Land Use Plan
According to this report in the Miami Herald, the Army Corps of Engineers is going to begin lowering water levels in Lake Okeechobee next week. You can see why at one of my favorite blogs, the South Florida Watershed Journal: the lake has gone from under 11 feet (where it was for nearly 2 years) . . . → Read More: After drought, the deluge: Corps to begin lowering lake
We are very excited about this year’s slate of birding classes, back by popular demand after several years without them. We have two excellent teachers lined up, Paddy Cunningham, who taught an excellent set of classes for us last year, and Clive Pinnock, of Okeeheelee Nature Center, recently returned to ASE’s board.
Paddy will be . . . → Read More: Birding classes
Let’s Make A Rain Barrel Workshop
Friday, September 12, 2008, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Keith Patton, Extension Agent
The workshop will be held at
The Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Classroom Building PJ12 6301 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach
Cost is $50.00 Pre-registration required by 9/5/08 For more information please call one of the . . . → Read More: Rain Barrel Workshop
Many thanks to Cap’n Pete Quasius of Audubon of Southwest Florida for forwarding this news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The FWC has just released a report showing the potential impact development might have on Florida wildlife habitat by 2060.
. . . → Read More: FWC news release about future Florida wildlife
I hate to go so long between posts, and then when I do, I hate to do two in a row from the SFWMD, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Long business trip this week, and the only “newsy” news came from them. So, direct from the press office at the water management . . . → Read More: More from SFWMD on US Sugar acquisition
Below is the press release from the South Florida Water Management District about the way they handled the negotiations with U.S. Sugar, and the timeline for the remainder of the process. Our Conservation Committee attends the SFWMD’s public meetings, and will be able to monitor developments as they occur.
. . . → Read More: SFWMD fact sheet re US Sugar negotiations and “sunshine” law
The latest issue of Birdscope, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, focuses on cities and birds. The cover article posed the issue in a way I hadn’t thought of before, but which makes perfect sense: the more we humans can live happily in cities (the editors don’t develop that thought, which merits a long pause), . . . → Read More: Urban birds