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Riders on the Storm
Coastal Conservation

Hurricane Irma bird survival stories

Two Piping Plover and one American Oystercatcher survival stories following Hurricane Irma

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Where's Wilson?
Coastal Conservation

The early life of a uniquely banded Wilson's Plover

by Anne Mauro, Audubon Florida Panhandle Research Technician

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News & Updates

Kissimmee River Restoration Proves that Everglades Restoration Improves Resiliency
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Kissimmee River Restoration Proves that Everglades Restoration Improves Resiliency

The Kissimmee River Restoration project is nearly complete, and water managers report that it performed well during Hurricane Irma. Before restoration, the channelized Kissimmee River would flush water quickly into Lake Okeechobee, draining the surrounding floodplain.

Extreme Weather Compounds Impacts to the Western Everglades
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Extreme Weather Compounds Impacts to the Western Everglades

The Western Everglades was at the center of extreme weather impacts in 2017. Unnaturally hot wildfires, like those experienced in the region this past spring, were followed by high summer rainfall and Hurricane Irma.

The Heart of America’s Everglades Wounded
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The Heart of America’s Everglades Wounded

Lake Okeechobee Suffers from High Water Levels Brought on by Hurricane Irma

Cape Sable – Restoration on the Front Lines of Intense Storm Impacts
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Cape Sable – Restoration on the Front Lines of Intense Storm Impacts

The sandy beaches, mudflats, and interior marshes of Cape Sable provide some of the most valuable waterbird habitat in Everglades National Park. Protruding into the Gulf of Mexico off the southwest tip of the Florida mainland, the Cape is also one of the most vulnerable locations to tropical storm impacts and sea level rise.

Full Speed Ahead on Audubon-Supported Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir
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Full Speed Ahead on Audubon-Supported Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir

This year’s record-breaking wet season coupled with significant rainfall from Hurricane Irma created extremely high water levels in the Central Everglades.

Letter from Audubon's Julie Hill-Gabriel on the State of the Everglades (Winter 2017)
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Letter from Audubon's Julie Hill-Gabriel on the State of the Everglades

Friends, sometimes, new challenges can provide the best opportunity for insight. As Hurricane Irma—the most powerful storm to hit the state in more than a decade—approached South Florida, our concerns were far-reaching...

STATEMENT: Audubon Florida Celebrates FPL Expansion of Solar Energy in DeSoto County, One Day After Federal Oil Drilling Meeting
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STATEMENT: Audubon Florida Celebrates FPL Expansion of Solar Energy in DeSoto County, One Day After Federal Oil Drilling Meeting

— Today, Florida Power & Light commissioned their newest solar power plant in DeSoto County, Florida. Audubon Florida Interim Executive Director Julie Wraithmell attended the celebration and spoke in favor of the expansion of zero-emission energy production.
STATEMENT: Audubon Florida's Response to Federal Government's Offshore Drilling Public Meeting in Tallahassee
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STATEMENT: Audubon Florida's Response to Federal Government's Offshore Drilling Public Meeting in Tallahassee

— "Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico are no place for dangerous offshore drilling. Our state is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and rarest wildlife in the world...
Audubon's Conservation Leadership Program Trains 25 Young Conservation Leaders
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Audubon's Conservation Leadership Program Trains 25 Young Conservation Leaders

Through the Initiative, students from throughout the Sunshine State learn about Audubon’s work to protect, conserve, and restore the places that make Florida special.

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