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Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naturalist Honored As Top Tourism Volunteer in Collier County

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naturalist Honored As Top Tourism Volunteer in Collier County

— 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.
Michael Dooner Wins Audubon Florida's 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award

Michael Dooner Wins Audubon Florida's 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award

— On August 22, 2019, Audubon Florida recognized Michael Dooner with the 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award at the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting in Miramar Beach, FL.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Center for Birds of Prey Closes for Hurricane Dorian; Other Audubon Offices Watching Carefully

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Center for Birds of Prey Closes for Hurricane Dorian; Other Audubon Offices Watching Carefully

— Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary closes for Monday and Tuesday; staff pull boats and equipment from coastal zones.
On July Fourth, Help Beach Birds Nest in Peace By Leaving Fireworks at Home

Help Protect Beach-nesting Birds on July Fourth!

— People love fireworks, but they can frighten birds to death - literally! Learn how to help.
Audubon Florida Celebrates Dr. Paul Gray’s Recognition as the 2019 Conservation Friend of Florida’s Cattlemen’s Association

Audubon Florida Celebrates Dr. Paul Gray’s Recognition as the 2019 Conservation Friend of Florida’s Cattlemen’s Association

— Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida’s Director of Science, understands the importance of Florida’s agriculture, earning him an award from Florida Cattlemen’s Association.
Audubon Celebrates U.S. House Approval of $200 million for Everglades Restoration

Audubon Celebrates U.S. House Approval of $200 million for Everglades Restoration

— U.S. House of Representatives Passes Appropriations Minibus H.R. 2740 containing $200 million in FY2020 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program to implement Everglades restoration.
Audubon Florida Sustainable Rancher of the Year 2019: Jim Strickland

Audubon Florida Sustainable Rancher of the Year 2019: Jim Strickland

— Audubon Florida is presenting its 2019 “Sustainable Rancher of the Year” award at the Florida Cattlemen’s Association annual convention at Marco Island to Jim Strickland, a rancher with six decades of experience in the industry.
Last Year's Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More than 80 Years

Last Year's Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More than 80 Years

— An official report says that South Florida's wading birds had an even better 2018 than we thought.