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Audubon Florida and South Florida Breweries Launch the Everglades Brewers Council
Everglades

Audubon Florida and South Florida Breweries Launch the Everglades Brewers Council

Audubon Florida and a coalition of South Florida breweries have teamed up to launch the Everglades Brewers Council. Our members are driven by a united goal: to protect South Florida’s water and amplify regional resilience by promoting Everglades restoration and other vital conservation policies.

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Red Knots Return to Outback Key after Devastating Red Tide Bloom in 2018
Coastal Conservation

Red Knots Return to Outback Key after Devastating Red Tide Bloom in 2018

Red Knots are returning to beaches once ravaged by a harmful algal bloom. Will red tide hurt their populations again this year?

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Red Tide Wreaks Havoc along Marco Island, Naples, and Ft. Myers
News

Red Tide Wreaks Havoc along Marco Island, Naples, and Ft. Myers

A new algal bloom has killed fish, birds, sea turtles, and more.

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News & Updates

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

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.

Corkscrew Swamp’s Super Ghost Orchid Key to Solving Pollination Mystery
Chapters & Centers

Corkscrew Swamp’s Super Ghost Orchid Key to Solving Pollination Mystery

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.

Cleaner Water, Extraordinary Birding
Chapters & Centers

Cleaner Water, Extraordinary Birding

Gainesville's Sweetwater Wetlands Park attracts wildlife and improves water quality.

Returning Injured Raptors to Florida Skies
Chapters & Centers

Returning Injured Raptors to Florida Skies

An inside look at the Center for Birds of Prey Raptor Trauma Clinic.

Lake Okeechobee Recovering After Years of High Water
Conservation

Lake Okeechobee Recovering After Years of High Water

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.

Audubon Works Towards Immediate Action After Scientists Reveal Huge Losses of North American Birds
Birds

Audubon Works Towards Immediate Action After Scientists Reveal Huge Losses of North American Birds

A study by a joint team of conservation biologists describes a steady decline of nearly three billion North American birds since 1970.

Outpost Property to Remain in Conservation in St. Johns County
Coastal Conservation

"Outpost" property will remain in conservation in St. Johns County.

A land-use change request for the 100-acre parcel of wetlands and coastal hammock has been shelved.

Michael Dooner Wins Audubon Florida's 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award
News

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.
Highlighting Coastal Resiliency in South Florida
Climate

Highlighting Coastal Resiliency in South Florida

Audubon Florida hosts film screening and panel discussion at Lowe Art Museum

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