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  • Environmental Caucus Endorses the Florida Water and Land Campaign

     
    Endorsing the Florida Water and Land Campaign last Tuesday, the College Democrats at UCF Environmental Caucus hopes to have a major precedence in the allocation of the necessary amount of petitions needed to place the Florida Water and Land Conservation...
  • Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure

    Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure
    Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years. Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve. A rare ecosystem, a...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound

    Florida Beach Guide: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound
    The preserve may be small -- just 73 acres -- but it's memorable. In a state known for its sandy beaches, Blowing Rocks is one of the few that has, well, rocks. Of course, this isn't Maine's coastline. The rocks that break the surf along the shoreline...
  • Virginia Department of Forestry: 2,300-acre conservation easement established in Isle of Wight County

    Virginia Department of Forestry: 2,300-acre conservation easement established in Isle of Wight County
    Isle of Wight County has created a conservation easement on 2,348 acres of forestland that fronts the Blackwater River, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry. This will conserve a large block of forestland, protect a vital...
  • A Visit To Old Lyme's Lord Cove And Whaleback

    A Visit To Old Lyme's Lord Cove And Whaleback
    "This is the jewel right here." With that simple statement, Christina Clayton, president of the Old Lyme Land Trust, summed up the group's newest addition: the John Lohmann Connecticut River Preserve. The land is a stunning patch of forest, stone walls,...
  • Spot a python? Who you gonna call?

    Here's what to do if you encounter a giant Burmese python, such as the one recently discovered in the Everglades. First, don't panic. Second, call 1-888-IveGot1, a hotline set up by The Nature Conservancy for reporting sightings of pythons, boa...
  • About Eric Draper

    About Eric Draper
    Eric Draper is Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state program of National Audubon Society. In addition to leading a staff of 58 and raising a $5 million budget, Eric lobbies the Florida Legislature and executive agencies and is recognized as a...
  • The Newest Hipster Activity: Hunting

    The Newest Hipster Activity:  Hunting
    After years in decline, the sport of hunting is once again on the rise, thanks to a new influx of young hunters. Many of these young people are getting into hunting for "ethical and environmental" reasons, according to this new article in Slate. I'm not...
  • Commentary: With runner's diary, marathoner takes road less traveled

    Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon. I hope to benefit from Jake's know-how and flash a smile as big as Jill's when I complete the L.A. Marathon later this year. Yet when I read Jake's email directing...
  • Scott's property-tax promise backfired

    Scott's property-tax promise backfired
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a...
  • Soak up Washington history and salty scenery on a hike at Ebey's Landing

    Soak up Washington history and salty scenery on a hike at Ebey's Landing
    COUPEVILLE, Whidbey Island, Wash. - On the beach at Ebey's Landing, gray bones of driftwood that have washed up from who-knows-where have been cobbled into elaborate beach shelters to be used for who-knows-what. Just knowing someone spent time...