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Protect Beach-nesting Birds from Fireworks this July Fourth Weekend

Protect Beach-nesting Birds from Fireworks this July Fourth Weekend

— Least Terns, Black Skimmers, Wilson’s Plovers, Snowy Plovers, and American Oystercatchers nest on Florida coasts.
Publix Announces Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Grant

Publix Announces Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Grant

— Earth Day announcement provides $2 million for Everglades wetlands.
Give Birds Space this Memorial Weekend and Save the Original Beach Babies

Give Birds Space this Memorial Weekend and Save the Original Beach Babies

— Least Terns, Black Skimmers, Wilson’s Plovers, Snowy Plovers, and American Oystercatchers nest on Florida coasts.
Audubon Florida Urges Stiffer Fines for Removal of Least Tern Colony from Keys Yacht Club: A Statement from Executive Director Julie Wraithmell

Audubon Florida Statement Urges Stiffer Fines in Reaction to Removal of Least Tern Colony from Keys Yacht Club: A Statement from Executive Director Julie Wraithmell

— There must be stiffer penalties for violating wildlife laws, otherwise they simply become the cost of doing business. Florida must do better.
Allyson Webb of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Wins Prestigious Burl Long Award

Allyson Webb of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Wins Prestigious Burl Long Award

— The Burl Long Award honors Dr. Burl Long, a founding member of the Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI). It is an annual award given to the NRLI Fellow who best exemplifies the program’s mission of seeking inclusive, collaborative solutions to Florida’s challenging natural resource issues.
St. Johns River Water Management District Adopts New Minimum Flows and Water Levels

St. Johns River Water Management District Adopts New Minimum Flows and Water Levels

— Northeast Florida Policy Associate Chris Farrell explains how the new levels will impact Lake Brooklyn and Lake Geneva.
Reflecting on the 2020 Nesting Season as the 2021 Chicks and Fledglings Appear

Reflecting on the 2020 Nesting Season as the 2021 Chicks and Fledglings Appear

— The 2020 season gave us both reason to hope and concerning developments for Florida’s sea and shorebirds.
CLI Student Collects Important Bald Eagle Data in Northwest Florida

CLI Student Collects Critical Bald Eagle Data in Northwest Florida

— Amanda Hull and her mentor monitor a Bald Eagle nest for EagleWatch.
Lee County Votes to Join the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact

Lee County Votes to Join the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact

— Regional collaboratives are instrumental in both accelerating the state’s resilience work and serving as a conduit for future funds and programs.
Heidi McCree Becomes New Audubon Florida Board Chair

Heidi McCree Becomes New Audubon Florida Board Chair

— McCree will be the first female Chair since 1999 when Florida Audubon Society merged with National Audubon Society to become Audubon Florida.