Take Action: Protect Florida's Water - Say NO to HB 703
HB 703 prohibits local governments from enforcing wetlands regulations and springs protections. It also grants up to 50-year consumptive use permits for dispersed water storage projects and 30-year consumptive use permits for water projects associated with Development of Regional Impacts. Issuing 50-year permits means the public will have no say in how that water is used for half of a century. Other worthwhile projects, such as Everglades restoration, may then have to take a back seat.
Everglades Birds Are Talking. But Are We Listening?
Roseate Spoonbills, Snowy Egrets, and White Ibis are not just beautiful and iconic inhabitants of the Everglades. They are important indicators of ecosystem health. Each year, Audubon Florida's Everglades Conservation Team evaluates population numbers and nesting data to understand the progress of Everglades restoration. See our full report here.
Audubon's Eric Draper: "Something incredible happened"
It’s been a difficult year. Last summer’s shocking images from our waterways are not easy to forget. Dead and dying pelicans, manatees, and dolphins. Florida’s once pristine springs covered in algae. For anyone who loves natural Florida, the crisis in our waterways has been a tragedy. But something incredible happened...
Fins and Feathers: Why little fish are a big deal to Florida's coastal waterbirds
Already pressured by a steady loss of habitat, many of Florida's imperiled and iconic coastal waterbirds are vulnerable to declines in small fish that are necessary for their survival, according to a report by Audubon Florida and The Pew Charitable Trusts.