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

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

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!

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

FL developers seek to downlist Wood Stork

Florida’s development community has admitted that their recent effort to downlist the Wood Stork from federal Endangered status to Threatened is merely the first step in an attempt to get them removed from protection by the ESA completely. Read the story in the Sun-Sentinel, or follow the jump to the next page for a few . . . → Read More: FL developers seek to downlist Wood Stork

Everglades Day program

The program for Everglades Day is now available; it’s a 1.5MB download, but worth the wait!

Everglades Day

This year’s Everglades Day will take place on February 7, 2009. For more information, visit our Everglades Day page.

SFWMD votes to acquire US Sugar Land

The governing board of the South Florida Water Management District voted 4-3 to accept the terms of the US Sugar land buyout, “subject to amendment.” While we’re not quite sure what the legal status of that phrase is, one thing is clear: the possibility of recreating sheet flow south of Lake Okeechobee is still alive.

. . . → Read More: SFWMD votes to acquire US Sugar Land

AoF says Everglades at Tipping Point; Bold Action Required

Audubon of Florida today released a call for bold action on Everglades restoration in light of scientific consideration that this unique ecosystem is reaching an ecological tipping point beyond which environmental degradation becomes irreversible. “As the National Research Council found, to do nothing is to do harm,” Executive Director David Anderson said. “That is . . . → Read More: AoF says Everglades at Tipping Point; Bold Action Required