The semi-annual State of the Slough showcases how restoration projects affect South Florida ecosystems.
The C-44 canal was first dredged in 1923 to divert flood water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie estuary. It has taken decades and millions of dollars of funds to restore the C-44 area.
Audubon Florida, Audubon Western Everglades, and Florida Wildlife Federation objected to the expansion onto conservation lands and collaborated with all the public land management agencies to communicate their collective concerns with mosquito treatment of these public lands to the Board.
As a longtime member of the Audubon Florida Board of Directors, Timmis has been actively involved in conservation for over 30 years.
Reid Hughes received the Special Places Award for his extraordinary effort protecting the places that make Florida special.
The Teddy Roosevelt Award went to Eric Draper for leadership that shows resilience, resolve, and courage on behalf of Florida’s environment.