Conservation Action Alert – NOW through Wed April 5

The Everglades Needs Your Help. Click here to print pdf: SB-10 ActionAlert 4012017

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NEW CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE!

Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE), in partnership with the IFAS/UF Extension of PBC, will hold its first Conservation Stewardship Training Course from March 27 to May 8 on Mondays from 9am to 1pm. We have engaged 17 excellent instructors/trainers for this 7-week basic environmental education course. Fieldwork at six beautiful natural areas around the . . . → Read More: NEW CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE!

The Future of the A.R.M Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Join Audubon Florida, Audubon Society of the Everglades & Conservation Partners for a Community Forum on the Future of the A.R.M Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on:

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30-8:00 pm

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center 6301 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL . . . → Read More: The Future of the A.R.M Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Climate Report by Susan Davis, from Sea Level Rise Symposium at Florida Gulf Coast Audubon Academy

For full report, click here Climate Change report

Sun Sentinel June 15 – Water district might take over management of refuge – op ed by Susan Davis

Don’t take away our refuge Shirley Decurcey and_Telma Rodriguez, both of Pompano Beach, ride a Canoe at ARM Loxahatchee Refuge during the 17th Annual Everglades Day on Feb. 20, 2015 (Orit Ben-Ezzer /) by Susan Davis

. . . → Read More: Sun Sentinel June 15 – Water district might take over management of refuge – op ed by Susan Davis

Conservation News May 12, 2016

click here for full pdf version Audubon Society of the Everglades – Conservation Community

Audubon Society of the Everglades – Conservation Community

 

IMPORTANT AG RESERVE MEETING Wednesday April 27 9:30 – 12:30

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The correct date that the Board of County Commissioner will be considering amendments to the Comp Plan is WEDNESDAY, April 27th.

The Ag Reserve agenda item numbers are as follows: 3.C.1 – 3.C.2 – 3.C.3 – 3.C.4 – 3.C.5 – 3.C.6 – 4.B.1 – 4.B.2 The item numbers are needed when you . . . → Read More: IMPORTANT AG RESERVE MEETING Wednesday April 27 9:30 – 12:30

URGENT Wednesday April 6 at 6pm REFUGE meeting at Loxahatchee NWR

From Tabitha Cale: The refuge has been doing the best they can to manage the invasive species, but need more federal funding to combat them. Audubon Florida has been advocating for more federal funding for the refuge and will continue to do so. We are very supportive of the refuge staying a refuge and want . . . → Read More: URGENT Wednesday April 6 at 6pm REFUGE meeting at Loxahatchee NWR

climate change and sea level rise – links

Here is a hand out from the Audubon Assembly on climate change and sea level rise. It was from one of the workshops Marcia Yeip and Gail Tomei attended sealevel rise and climate change Resources Related to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

 

NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer

A very easy to use tool . . . → Read More: climate change and sea level rise – links

Mac Stone’s TEDxUF talk about the Everglades – link to video

If you haven’t viewed Mac Stone’s TEDxUF talk about the Everglades, gift yourself with the approx. 20 minutes of time to watch this video.

It contains some of his stunning photography and an important message about the Everglades 🙂

http://www.ted.com/talks/mac_stone_stunning_photos_of_the_endangered_everglades Susan McKemy

. . . → Read More: Mac Stone’s TEDxUF talk about the Everglades – link to video

Save the Date Monday, Oct 26 9:30 a.m. – upcoming Ag Reserve PBC Commissioners’ Meeting

Notice of an upcoming Comprehensive Plan meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), where several items affecting the Agricultural Reserve will be discussed. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Monday, October 26th, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 6th Floor Chambers, 301 North Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL Contiguity Amendment Adoption Public Hearing: At this meeting, . . . → Read More: Save the Date Monday, Oct 26 9:30 a.m. – upcoming Ag Reserve PBC Commissioners’ Meeting

Action Alert – OCT 20 Tuesday 10 am FRACKING / COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Note from Paton: I just received this from Tabitha and the meeting is tomorrow. I cannot attend but will contact each commissioner. This is a policy we have voted in favor of as a sign on letter to EVCO. Please take the time to contact your commistioner or use this address to contact all the . . . → Read More: Action Alert – OCT 20 Tuesday 10 am FRACKING / COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Oct 15 PB Post update on State Rd 7 extension/Grassy Waters meeting

as forwarded by Lisa Interlandi Everglades Law Center

click here for article: More than 50 people pack heated hearing on State Road 7 extension

Eagle Watch Training – Sun Sentinel Article by Jan Engoren!

UPDATE after the training: Audubon EagleWatch Training was held at Loxahatchee NWR on Sat 10/10/15. ­ Matt Smith, director of Florida Audubon EagleWatch program conducted the training and brought Frances, an educational eagle to the training. ­ Expected perhaps 30 ­ 40 participants. We had to stop registration at 60 2 days before the event . . . → Read More: Eagle Watch Training – Sun Sentinel Article by Jan Engoren!

ACTION ALERT – contact Congress to restore Land Water Conservation Fund

 

for your Congressional contact info, click here: your representatives

Action Alert: Land and Water Conservation Fund For 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped safeguard America’s cherished places. Unfortunately, Congress allowed this landmark law to expire on September 30. Please share this action alert with your members and supporters asking them . . . → Read More: ACTION ALERT – contact Congress to restore Land Water Conservation Fund

URGENT – Floridians for Solar Choice Petition

View this email in your web browser. Giving Floridians a Voice and a Choice on Energy in the Sunshine State

With your help, we’ve collected over 250,000 Solar Choice petitions: THANK YOU! We still need to gather hundreds of thousands more by the end of the year. Did you know that less than 1/10th . . . → Read More: URGENT – Floridians for Solar Choice Petition

Lake Okeechobee hydro history link

Sobczak, Robert <robert_sobczak@nps.gov> wrote:

Here’s an eco-hydro-operational view of Lake Okeechobee over the past 7 and 50 years. http://www.gohydrology.org . . . → Read More: Lake Okeechobee hydro history link

Florida’s Drinking Water – 10,000 signatures needed!

Paton —

We all know the importance of the Everglades to Florida, to our drinking water supply and to our economy. They are so important that three out of four Florida voters cast their ballot last November to invest in projects that will protect and preserve the Florida Everglades. But, Governor Scott and our . . . → Read More: Florida’s Drinking Water – 10,000 signatures needed!

Saturday Aug 1 8:30-3:30 – Sea Level Rise Symposium – ASE will pay 50%, Register by Thurs July 30 5pm

The Board of Audubon Society of the Everglades hopes you, our members, will attend this information packed day. We are offering a 50% ($15.00) reimbursement to any ASE member who attends. See Paton there or send us a copy of your registration slip. Hope to see many of you there!

LOCATION:

Oxbridge Academy

. . . → Read More: Saturday Aug 1 8:30-3:30 – Sea Level Rise Symposium – ASE will pay 50%, Register by Thurs July 30 5pm

ALERT!!! Thursday, July 30 9:00 a.m. – HELP Protect Ag Reserve PBC Commissioners’ Meeting

You’re invited to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Protect the Ag Reserve Thursday, July 30 9:00 a.m. Commission Chambers 6th floor 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach I f you cannot attend be sure to call or email the county commissioners and tell them how important it is to . . . → Read More: ALERT!!! Thursday, July 30 9:00 a.m. – HELP Protect Ag Reserve PBC Commissioners’ Meeting