— Today, Audubon Florida recognized Jeff Vowell with its 2018 Sustainable Forestry Award for his work to improve the management of Florida’s working forests to benefit wetlands and wildlife. His dedication has helped lead to the establishment and implementation of silvicultural best management practices (BMPs) for water and wildlife.
— MIAMI – Late yesterday, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced his objections to the Kendall Parkway expressway in light of the upcoming project review. Audubon Florida Everglades Policy Director Celeste De Palma released the following statement:
— After urging by Audubon, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report approving the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir. This allows Congress to include this critical Everglades project in the 2018 Water Resources Development Act, currently under consideration in the U.S Senate.
— Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they are raising water levels in the L-29 canal in South Miami-Dade County to the maximum allowable level of 8.0 feet. This move, long in the making, allows water to flow under the Tamiami Trail 1-mile bridge as intended by Everglades restoration.
— Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Florida in the long dispute regarding Georgia’s over-consumption of water that severely threatened the health of the Apalachicola River watershed and estuary.
— MAITLAND, Fla. - This morning, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey experts and special guests released the 600th rehabilitated Bald Eagle back into the Florida skies at 11 a.m. at Maitland Middle School. The eagle was rescued on March 11, 2018 by Audubon.
— Today, Audubon Florida announced Buck Island Ranch as the recipient of the 2018 “Sustainable Rancher of the Year” award. A 10,500-acre cattle ranch, Buck Island is part of Archbold Biological Station located in Highlands County, Florida.