A new Audubon climate report showcases which species we can save with decisive action
American Redstart. Photo: Tom Warren.
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For more than a century Audubon has encouraged people to take care of the places that make Florida special. Using science to guide our priorities and birdlife to measure ecosystem health, Audubon advocates for the protection of land, water, and wildlife. Audubon is Florida’s most influential conservation organization and conducts extensive work to protect the Everglades and coastal bird habitats. We manage sanctuaries covering thousands of acres along with two popular nature centers. Audubon promotes stewardship and appreciation of public land and water so people experience and cherish Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife.
On Thursday October 3, 2019 the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of 33 battery-electric buses and charging systems for the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works.
Leslie Burgess, a longtime Boardwalk Naturalist at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, has been named the top tourism volunteer in Collier County for 2019, winning the Paradise Coast Convention and Visitor Bureau Volunteer Star Award.
By all measures, the famous Ghost Orchid at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was having another banner season this summer. In mid-July, the orchid entered its third week of blooming and sported eight flowers — and then it burst into the headlines once again.
Plants growing in Lake Okeechobee — both emergent marshes as well as submerged grasses — are a critical part of this ecosystem. In addition to providing habitat for fish and wildlife, these plants also help to take up nutrients that fuel algae blooms in the lake and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries.