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!
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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
For full report, click here Climate Change report
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
click here for full pdf version Audubon Society of the Everglades – Conservation Community
Audubon Society of the Everglades – Conservation Community
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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
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
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
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
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
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
as forwarded by Lisa Interlandi Everglades Law Center
click here for article: More than 50 people pack heated hearing on State Road 7 extension
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!
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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
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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
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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
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!
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!
. . . → Read More: Saturday Aug 1 8:30-3:30 – Sea Level Rise Symposium – ASE will pay 50%, Register by Thurs July 30 5pm
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
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Location: County Commission Building
301 N. Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach
March will be held on the sidewalk in front of the building on N. Olive. Rally to Save Farmland from Rooftops in the Ag Reserve, July 21, 2015
~ West Palm Beach, FL: . . . → Read More: Tues July 21 8:30 am – West Palm Beach Rally to save Ag Reserve
From Florida Audubon Facebook page:
Please see this important editorial from Eric Buermann, former chairman of the South Florida Water Management District, in The Palm Beach Post: The district’s 2016 budget request seeks only half of what it received in 2007, my first year as its chairman. Over the past eight years, its very . . . → Read More: From Florida Audubon – important water budget issue
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Don’t miss “The Wonder List” two-part season finale, an hour on the Alps at 9pm and an hour on the Everglades
, 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!
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