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ACTION ALERT – Stop the Bird Killer Amendment

STOP THE BIRD KILLER AMENDMENT This rider is so sweeping that if it had been in effect when the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout occurred, BP would not have been subject to prosecution for the killing of millions of birds. Tell your U.S. Senators to reject this dangerous rider. TAKE ACTION ›

Dear Audubon . . . → Read More: ACTION ALERT – Stop the Bird Killer Amendment

Action Alert – now for Amendment 1 funding to ACTUALLY happen

Dear Audubon Society of the Everglades Members,

Lawmakers are back in Tallahassee to pass the state budget. You can help make sure they finish the job on Amendment 1. But time is short. Budget negotiations are happening now. Your voice needs to be heard by those who will determine how much money goes to . . . → Read More: Action Alert – now for Amendment 1 funding to ACTUALLY happen

Sierra Club invitation to Saturday June 20 “Big Sugar Summit” in WPB

You are cordially invited to the “Big Sugar Summit” on Saturday, June 20 at the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach: http://www.eswestpalmbeach.com/

The Summit, presented by the Sierra Club, will be a teach-in of sorts. Our intention is to dig as deeply as we can, in one day, to uncover just how profoundly . . . → Read More: Sierra Club invitation to Saturday June 20 “Big Sugar Summit” in WPB

Info – conservation Turkey Point letter ASE signed with other groups

NGO Letter to NRC USACE 5-15 NRC-2009-0337 click here to see the letter ASE signed May 22 along with other conservation groups

ACTION ALERT – Wed JUNE 3 5-7pm at Fairgrounds to stop State Rd 7 thru Grassy Waters

 

Come out to fight the State Road 7 Extension This Wednesday, FDOT is holding an “open house” to talk about their State Road 7 plans. IF YOU OPPOSE THE ROAD, MAKE SURE THEY KNOW IT!! The meeting is this Wednesday, June 3rd at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center from 5:00pm . . . → Read More: ACTION ALERT – Wed JUNE 3 5-7pm at Fairgrounds to stop State Rd 7 thru Grassy Waters

ACTION ALERT -Saturday May 30 – 11AM – Stuart or Miami – for Amendment 1 spending

from Tabitha Cale, PhD

Hi All, I wanted to let you know there will be 9 simultaneous Amendment 1 events this Saturday. These events will be right before the special session starts and we want to send legislators back to Tallahassee with a clear message about how Amendment 1 money should be spent. The ones . . . → Read More: ACTION ALERT -Saturday May 30 – 11AM – Stuart or Miami – for Amendment 1 spending

Action Alert – plover chicks & nests imminent danger!

NESTING PIPING PLOVERS AND THEIR CHICKS IMMINENTLY THREATENED Piping Plovers build their nests and raise their chicks on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Modest, science-based protections, put in place in 2008, have helped this endangered bird nest successfully in recent years. Send a public comment to the National Park Service today and . . . → Read More: Action Alert – plover chicks & nests imminent danger!

April 12 Sunday 10 pm CNN – TV Special on Everglades!

Don’t miss “The Wonder List” two-part season finale, an hour on the Alps at 9pm and an hour on the Everglades

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/04/08/wonder-list-skype-everglades-orig.cnn/video/playlists/wonder-list-skype-originals/

, on Sunday, April 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

CNN’s Bill Weir and filmmaker Philip Bloom tell the stories of extraordinary people, places, cultures and creatures at a crossroads. http://www.cnn.com/shows/wonder-list The . . . → Read More: April 12 Sunday 10 pm CNN – TV Special on Everglades!

CONSERVATION UPDATE

1) SFWMD Meeting – April 9 9am

Governor Rick Scott and his appointed water managers are refusing to buy sugar land needed to restore the Everglades and protect the coasts. Tell them it’s not okay. The Governor and the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District are putting . . . → Read More: CONSERVATION UPDATE

Need Everglades support – telephone Tallahassee tomorrow Tuesday Apr 7!

For those who are not able to travel to Tallahassee for Everglades Day in Tallahassee we are hosting a Virtual Lobby Day! Since you won’t be able to meet with your Legislators, you can call them. Even if you have called before, we want to flood the Capitol with calls on Tuesday. Just picture it, . . . → Read More: Need Everglades support – telephone Tallahassee tomorrow Tuesday Apr 7!

CALL FOR ACTION before Wed APRIL 1 – Amendment 1 implementation in jeopardy!

Our Senators must hear from us NOW! The message is clear. Here’s the message: “I am one of 4.2 million voters who voted yes for Amendment 1. I believed when voting for the amendment that it would increase funding for Florida Forever, land conservation, springs, and the Everglades. Please support amendments on the Senate . . . → Read More: CALL FOR ACTION before Wed APRIL 1 – Amendment 1 implementation in jeopardy!

Action Alert: March 24 meeting is TOMORROW!!!

Help Stop the Destruction of the Agricultural Reserve

On Tuesday, March 24, the Palm Beach County Commissioners will hold the final workshop on allowing increased residential and commercial development in the Agricultural Reserve. A large turnout of public speakers is critical for this final hearing in a year-long series. (A final vote could take place . . . → Read More: Action Alert: March 24 meeting is TOMORROW!!!

TAKE ACTION – RESTORE AMERICA’S EVERGLADES WATER!

Be social. Share this message: Audubon Florida Restore: March 2015 View in Web Browser Take Action: Stop the Assault on Everglades Restoration Send your comments to the Army Corps of Engineers using our email form. Photo by Mac Stone. The Southern Everglades and Florida Bay contain vital foraging and nesting grounds that Roseate . . . → Read More: TAKE ACTION – RESTORE AMERICA’S EVERGLADES WATER!

Monday Mar 16 7pm lecture Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture by Shannon Estenoz

Paton White will be attending – if you want to carpool call her at 561-818-7574 St. Gregory’s Free Lecture Series Monday, Mar. 16. 7:00 pm Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture Shannon Estenoz Shannon Estenoz is the Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the US Department of the Interior. Ms. Estenoz will give us an . . . → Read More: Monday Mar 16 7pm lecture Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture by Shannon Estenoz

SFWMD meeting TOMORROW Mar 12 9am WPB – come help or send online messages!

Governor Scott and the South Florida Water Management District have a historic opportunity to buy land . . . → Read More: SFWMD meeting TOMORROW Mar 12 9am WPB – come help or send online messages!

YOU CAN HELP AG RESERVE NOW – petition

YOU can help the Ag Reserve NOW!. As you know we have been fighting to save the Ag Reserve for farming and as a buffer to our treasured ARM National Wildlife Refuge. This is one easy way for you to have your voice heard.

Click here for the petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/517/179/130/protect-our-nations-food-security/

 

. . . → Read More: YOU CAN HELP AG RESERVE NOW – petition

Deadline 11pm Wed Feb 11 !!! — Audubon’s Urgent Request for Public Comment on Ag Reserve

Dear Audubon Friends and Supporters of the Agricultural Reserve: In preparation for the Agricultural Reserve Roundtable to be held on February 17, Palm Beach County has established a web site where the public can comment on the radical and dangerous proposals under consideration. The vast majority of these proposals would effectively kill the Agricultural . . . → Read More: Deadline 11pm Wed Feb 11 !!! — Audubon’s Urgent Request for Public Comment on Ag Reserve

IMPORTANT Conservation Calendar through March 2015

What can you do? Attend the roundtable session 2/17, our March general meeting and the BBC meeting 3/24. Contact all the commissioners (look at ASE website if you need contact info http://www.auduboneverglades.org/county-commissioners/ ) and email me to tell me you are interested so I can contact you as things come up. patonrwhite@aol.com

Tonight 1/28 Pam . . . → Read More: IMPORTANT Conservation Calendar through March 2015

Some Vote/1 heroes you should know

Amendment 1 Debate Continues at Capitol Make your voice heard. Tell the Florida Senate that Amendment 1 calls for renewed state spending on water and land conservation. This week marked the second round of legislative committee meetings and turned out to be an excellent time to do a little bit of myth busting. Many legislators . . . → Read More: Some Vote/1 heroes you should know

Take Action – make sure VOTE/1 is implemented as voted!

Please visit our Legislative Action Page today!

After the thrilling passage of Amendment 1 last Nov 4, there are obstacles we face in implementing Amendment 1: special interest groups that didn’t help pass Amendment 1, but now want to influence where the money will go. They are urging legislators use Amendment 1 to fund water . . . → Read More: Take Action – make sure VOTE/1 is implemented as voted!

ASE Issues a Full Page Open Letter in Town Crier on Development in the Agricultural Reserve

Audubon Society of the Everglades is launching a public awareness campaign to keep the public abreast of the rapidly evolving threats to the preservation of farmland in the Agricultural Reserve. Below is the first of many future updates.

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Why Audubon Is Fighting for Sound Development Practices in the Agricultural Reserve

The Audubon Society . . . → Read More: ASE Issues a Full Page Open Letter in Town Crier on Development in the Agricultural Reserve

Vote/1 Implementation – Make your voice heard before Jan 20

(For full report click here http://fl.audubonaction.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=62722&em_id=50641.0&pgwrap=n)

From the Audubon Florida Advocate

Make your voice heard. Tell the Florida Legislature that Amendment 1 calls for renewed state spending on water and land conservation.

The Senate Environmental Preservation & Conservation committee met on Wednesday, January 7 before a standing room only crowd and heard a staff . . . → Read More: Vote/1 Implementation – Make your voice heard before Jan 20

Jan 8 – 2nd Thursday “Leader’s Choice” Field Trip DETAILS!

Instead of LOOKING at birds, this month we will PROTECT our birds by assembling together at the Ag Reserve Hearing at 9:30 am in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach County’s Ag Reserve lands protect the vital Loxahatchee Refuge by acting as a buffer between development and natural Everglades environment. Print off suggested talking points here . . . → Read More: Jan 8 – 2nd Thursday “Leader’s Choice” Field Trip DETAILS!

URGENT CALL to ATTEND Thurs Jan 8 Ag Reserve Hearing – NEED ALL OF YOU!

January 8, 2015 Hearing Time and Location: 9:30 a.m. Governmental Center, 6th floor Commission Chambers, 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach. Be sure to ask a staff person when you arrive for a card to indicate you want to speak. Write the name “Valencia Cove” at the top of the card where it . . . → Read More: URGENT CALL to ATTEND Thurs Jan 8 Ag Reserve Hearing – NEED ALL OF YOU!

POSTPONED Ag Reserve Meetings – Dec 17, 19, and Jan 9 – need ASE member support!

(Dec 16) Please be advised that due to a second scheduling conflict, the January 9th Agricultural Reserve Roundtable is POSTPONED. The tentative new date is Tuesday, February 17th; we anticipate the session will be scheduled for most or all of the day. Notice of the new date and specific times will be provided as . . . → Read More: POSTPONED Ag Reserve Meetings – Dec 17, 19, and Jan 9 – need ASE member support!

from Audubon Florida — Vote/1 Amendment 1 APPROVED!

Dear Audubon Society of the Everglades

Voters today approved Amendment 1. After two years of volunteer petitions, thousands of contributions, and great effort at the polls, we did it!

Voters made a decision to invest billions in protecting Florida’s water and land. We will leave a true legacy for future generations. . . . → Read More: from Audubon Florida — Vote/1 Amendment 1 APPROVED!

successful ASE CONSERVATION advocacy – Sugar Hill Company Town development proposal

(October 3, 2014) ASE Letter Advocating against Sugar Hill Development – SFWMD recommends AGAINST the development project as detrimental to Everglades Restoration SFWMD_comment_letter sugar hill (September 25, 2014) Letter ASE wrote/signed letter (see pdf for included chart sugar hill sep 25 2014) to advocate prevention of building company town Sugar Hill in Everglades restoration . . . → Read More: successful ASE CONSERVATION advocacy – Sugar Hill Company Town development proposal

Tuesday Sept 16 6:30 pm – Vote/1 open phone town hall w Senator Bob Graham

Florida Conservation Coalition <smarts421@gmail.com> Amendment 1 Telephone Call with Senator Bob Graham

On Tuesday, September 16th, Florida’s Water and Land Legacy is hosting a telephone conversation with Senator Bob Graham to discuss Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

Join the call at 6:30 pm to find out how Amendment 1 will help . . . → Read More: Tuesday Sept 16 6:30 pm – Vote/1 open phone town hall w Senator Bob Graham

Conservation advocacy works! TAMIAMI TRAIL project awarded $20 million by DOT

On April 29, 2014, the ASE board approved delivery of an Advocacy Letter Supporting Tamiani Trail – September 12, DOT successfully passed the $20 million project U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $20 Million TIGER Grant for Florida’s Tamiami Trail

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MIAMI – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony . . . → Read More: Conservation advocacy works! TAMIAMI TRAIL project awarded $20 million by DOT

Jay Watch 2014

(see picture of this unique bird below):

contributed by ASE member Jane Wiewora who attended the 2014 Jay Watch training at Jonathan Dickenson Park: On Saturday, May 31, several members of the Audubon Society of the Everglades attended a volunteer training session for the Florida Jay Watch citizen science program at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. . . . → Read More: Jay Watch 2014