In the News, April 24, 2012

The Palm Beach Sun Sentinel's Andy Reid reported on April 23, 2012, that a drier-than-usual spring season has threatened the foraging grounds for South Florida's endangered snail kite. The dry season has been particularly harmful to Lake Okeechokee and the Everglades. -Read Wildlife feels the strain of South Florida's drier-than-usual spring. 

Bruce Ritchie of The Florida Current wrote on April 23, 2012, that some members of the state advisory council would like the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to consider the implications of sea level rise in prospective land purchases. On Tuesday, the Cabinet will consider adopting a new priority list for state purchases. -Read more here. 

The Florida Current's Bruce Ritchie also wrote a piece discussing the completion of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. The Expedition intended to raise awareness of the conceptual corridor area that extends from the Everglades to the St. John's River east of Orlando and north to Okefenokee Swamp along the Georgia line. Individuals who completed the project stated that Florida Forever, the state's land acquisition project, will determine the future of the Corridor. -Learn more about the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition here

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