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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

Citizen Science Conservation to identify Invasive Species – Yes, There is an App for That

contributed by Jacqui Sulek National Audubon Society:

There is a new smartphone app that makes invasive species reporting user-friendly and fun

An invasive species is any species that is non-native to an ecosystem and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Non-native species often compete . . . → Read More: Citizen Science Conservation to identify Invasive Species – Yes, There is an App for That

Vote Yes on 1 – From ASE Facebook page

From Clyde Butcher on Facebook: Please share this important message with every Florida voter you know! The most important Amendment for the environmental health of our state: VOTE YES on AMENDMENT ONE. PLEASE SHARE THIS.

AMENDMENT ONE continues the important non-partisan legislation that Governor Bob Martinez (R), 1987-91, created called Pr…eservation 2000, and Governor . . . → Read More: Vote Yes on 1 – From ASE Facebook page

URGENT – DEADLINE June 14 for REEF RESCUE

From Clive Pinnock: We are asking for your help to protect the last of south Florida’s near-shore coral habitat. The Army Corp of Engineers (Corp) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a Broward County beach nourishment project (segment II) that is guaranteed to bury ESA protected staghorn coral and essential . . . → Read More: URGENT – DEADLINE June 14 for REEF RESCUE

East Coast Climate Change Endangers Audubon’s Maine Puffin Project

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

June 10 Tues, 2 – 3 p.m. lecture PBC ERM Tech Talk Sea Turtle Research

PBC ERM Tech Talk Sea Turtle Research in Lake Worth Lagoon: 2005 – 2013 Dr. Jonathan C. Gorham, Inwater Research Group, Inc. June 10, 2014 (Tuesday) ~ 2 – 3 p.m. PBC ERM ~ Vista Center ~ 1st Floor Room 1E-58/59 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach Join us as guest speaker Dr. Jonathan . . . → Read More: June 10 Tues, 2 – 3 p.m. lecture PBC ERM Tech Talk Sea Turtle Research

FLORIDA CONSERVATION Legislation Report 2014 as of May 5

Don’t miss this – fascinating and important!

http://fl.audubonaction.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=41301.0&pgwrap=n

(report courtesy of Audubon Florida)

 

 

call for volunteers Saturday May 31 2014 – Scrub Jay Monitoring Training

Scrub Jay Watch Citizen Science Training Session FACEBOOK Jay Watch Citizen Science Training Session PDF FLIER scrub jay flier 2014 Hi scrub jay volunteers, The training this year is May 31. If you are interested in monitoring in Palm Beach County this year please let me know so I can let the trainers know . . . → Read More: call for volunteers Saturday May 31 2014 – Scrub Jay Monitoring Training

ASE Position Statements

You can always find our position statements under the “Conservation” tab at the top of the page:

ASE Position on Wind Turbines in the EAA

Audubon Society of the Everglades supports and promotes the conservation of wildlife and the natural environment. ASE opposes Wind Turbines in the Everglades Agricultural Areas (EAA). The EAA is . . . → Read More: ASE Position Statements

Need to contact your commissioner? See here.

ASE’s County Commissioner page can be found under the “Conservation” tab; all their phone numbers and email addresses at your fingertips. Can’t find the tab? See the screenshot below (which is clickable and will take you right to the page), or click this link to go directly to the page.

. . . → Read More: Need to contact your commissioner? See here.

Threat to John D. MacArthur State Park

First it was a chain of 5 branded golf courses in state parks, with Jonathan Dickinson SP (JDSP) specifically targeted in the proposed legislation. That was a LONG haul, and tough battle, with big newspapers across the state supporting the public outcry against it. Florida actually has a glut of golf courses, many in financial . . . → Read More: Threat to John D. MacArthur State Park

New documentary about bees screening in Miami next weekend

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A new documentary about colony collapse disorder among bees worldwide will be screening at the O Cinema in Miami at the end of the month (May 27th-29th). Here is part of the press release about the movie:

Queen of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global . . . → Read More: New documentary about bees screening in Miami next weekend

Everglades Day Program now online

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The schedule of events for Everglades Day is now viewable. See below! The full program, with map and more information, is available as a PDF at this link.

Speakers, walks, etc:

Everglades Day just around the corner

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Sat., Feb 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everglades Day, ARM Loxahatchee NWR.

SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY FEB 12, 2011!

Who: Come one, come all —free, family friendly, for public of all ages! What: 12th Annual Everglades Day Festival — “FOREVERGLADES” Where: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, . . . → Read More: Everglades Day just around the corner

Bird mortality

According to a New York Times article yesterday,

“Five billion birds die in the U.S. every year,” said Melanie Driscoll, a biologist and director of bird conservation for the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Flyway for the National Audubon Society. That means that on average, 13.7 million birds die in this country every day.

That’s . . . → Read More: Bird mortality

12th Annual Everglades Day, Feb 12, 2011

Saturday February 12, 2011 8am-4pm

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road , Boynton Beach

12th Annual Everglades Day Festival – “Foreverglades ”

PRESCRIBED BURN – 12 Noon (WEATHER PERMITTING)

As we focus on SCIENCE this year, “Foreverglades”, the 12th Annual Everglades Day Festival at A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, is bringing . . . → Read More: 12th Annual Everglades Day, Feb 12, 2011

Everglades Day, February 12, 2011

It’s never too early to plan for Everglades Day, the annual showcase event at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. This season’s event takes place on February 12, 2011. The theme is “Foreverglades.” This free festival runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, see our Everglades Day webpage, or download . . . → Read More: Everglades Day, February 12, 2011

Melaleuca removal at Loxahatchee NWR to air in primetime, Oct 26

Slightly edited USFWS press release below; nice to see our local refuge hitting prime time!

The sun was barely up, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees were briefing Mike Rowe on the day they had planned for him: He would head deep into the Florida Everglades on an airboat and wade into the waist-deep . . . → Read More: Melaleuca removal at Loxahatchee NWR to air in primetime, Oct 26

Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for Review of Wood Stork’s Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will review the endangered status of the wood stork under the Endangered Species Act. The decision to initiate a status review is the result of a 90-day finding in response to a petition seeking to reclassify this American wading bird to threatened. The Service has determined . . . → Read More: Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for Review of Wood Stork’s Status

Coastal Cleanup, September 25, 2010

This year the Coastal Cleanup on the Sanctuary Islands is scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the month to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of this international effort. Please help us clean up Fisherman’s Island on the north side of the causeway at 8 AM on Saturday, September 25th. Wear old sneakers and comfortable . . . → Read More: Coastal Cleanup, September 25, 2010

Coastal Cleanup

This year the Coastal Cleanup on the Sanctuary Islands is scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the month to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of this international effort. Please help us clean up Fisherman’s Island on the north side of the causeway at 8 AM on Saturday, September 25th. Wear old sneakers and comfortable clothes—sun . . . → Read More: Coastal Cleanup

Johnny Jones passes away

Johnny Jones, executive director of the Florida Wildlife Federation in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away. He was a leader in combating the environmental destruction that confronts Florida today: ill-conceived drainage plans, the over development of marginal lands, and the destruction of the Everglades ecosystem. Jones spearheaded the major effort to address the ecological . . . → Read More: Johnny Jones passes away

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Here is a list of your Governor, State Senators, and Representatives to contact with any of your concerns. Please bookmark this page so you can refer to it with issues that concern you, i.e. oil drilling. You can find out what district you are in by referring to your voter registration card. You can contact . . . → Read More: Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Water Workshop at Spanish River Library, June 8

On Tuesday, June 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Clean Water Fund is hosting a free evening workshop at Spanish River Library, 1501 Spanish River Blvd. in Boca Raton. Learn about environmental threats to the quality and quantity of our water, and what you can do to protect our aquifer. Learn how to communicate . . . → Read More: Water Workshop at Spanish River Library, June 8

Bird Garden Tour, March 19th

Friday, March 19 8:30 am to 12:00 noon Tour of Local Backyard Bird Gardens .

Come join Audubon Society of the Everglades in a free tour of Backyard Bird Gardens in the West Palm Beach/Lake Worth area. See what local homeowners are doing to encourage not only our native birds, but also those Northern bird . . . → Read More: Bird Garden Tour, March 19th

Everglades Day Festival coming up

It’s here! Come to the 11th Annual Everglades Day Festival –“Arts in the Everglades ”

Saturday Feb 6, 8am-4pm at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road , Boynton Beach

In this official “Year of the Everglades”, come visit and enjoy our precious heritage with trained guides and special tours, outdoor canoeing, . . . → Read More: Everglades Day Festival coming up

Two breeding seasons for migratory songbirds?

According to an article in last week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have discovered five species (Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Orchard Oriole, Hooded Oriole, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Cassin’s Vireo) of migratory songbirds that breed once in the Western United States, then again in Mexico. A good article summarizing the research can be found at . . . → Read More: Two breeding seasons for migratory songbirds?

National Public Lands Day September 26

This Saturday, September 26, is National Public Lands Day, a great day to get out and check out the happenings at our local NWR, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The grand opening of their visitor center is coming up (Saturday, October 17), so why not head over there early and check out . . . → Read More: National Public Lands Day September 26