— 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.
— The National Wildlife Refuge Association is pleased to announce that we have named Celeste De Palma as our first ever National Wildlife Refuge System Advocate of the Year. Ms. De Palma is the Director of Everglades Policy at Audubon Florida and was instrumental in mobilizing her community to help stop the licensing revocation of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
— Today a Secretarial order was signed by Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein related to the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir. This project was the subject of Senate Bill 10 (2017), Audubon's top legislative priority last year.