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the politics of Green and Wildlife corridor’s
Upset by the decision to develop a local parcel (pud32) in Palm Beach County that represents Native Florida and contains several protected species I write this post.
Pud 32 recently annexed by the Town of Juno from unincorporated Palm Beach County is slotted for development of Luxury Townhouse with canals and private boat slips by Toll Brothers. Sounds great right, but wait…
Pud 32 located on the SW Corner of Ellison Wilson Rd. and Donald Ross Rd. is a Wildlife Corridor and a Native Tree and Mangrove Forest. This parcel should get a fair assessment of ecological and environmental values before removing muck, mangroves, native trees and species and laying the concrete foundation. My research finds that Florida is liable to protect these sparce areas:
Endangered Species Act is under attack in Washington.
Time is of the essence.
September 15 is the last day to comment on this proposal.
What you can do.
What I did that was so easy, thanks to Ocean Conservancy, I sent e-mails to my elected officials on their format, and got results.
I received letters from all of the Congressmen and Senators applauding my efforts and acknowledging my e-mail. This is kind of like a vote; you will get heard and noted on this very important issue.
Send a message to Washington today and protect the Endangered Species Act.
Just this past week I was sent 2 E-mails, 1 from the DEP and 1 from Florida Fish and Wildlife.
They would like for Divers and Snorklers to Report Pollution and HAB’s.
If while diving you encounter a Pollution Spill of any magnitude you should photograph the spill and send to DEP.
If while snorkeling or diving you should encounter a Red Tide, HAB Algae Bloom the Florida Fish and Wildlife would appreciate photo’s and water samples.
original emails below DEP First then FFW:
Greetings to Everyone,
On behalf of The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (FDEP-CRCP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Palm Beach County Reef Rescue (PBCRR) we would like to announce the establishment of Southeast’s Florida Marine Debris Program.
The program is encourages local divers and southeast Florida dive shops to report marine debris they observe while scuba diving or snorkeling. An online data entry form and a hotline has been created to allow you to report the location, type, and quantity of marine debris observed as well as the type and quantity of marine debris removed, if any during the dive or snorkel.
The collection of this information will be used to organize reef clean-up events in the future.
For more information and to make a marine debris report visit www.cleanSEFLreefs.com
Please feel free to distribute widely and I apologize for any cross-postings.
Fishing and Diving Project Coordinator
Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s
Coral Reef Conservation Program
1277 NE 79th St Causeway
Miami, FL 33138
Phone: (305) 795-1221
Fax: (305) 795-3470
Your email and photo’s were received by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute. If there was a pollution issue, that would be within
the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) jurisdiction. If there
was a bloom of some kind, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) may
have looked at samples, but we didn’t hear about any HAB problems.
Discolored water does not necessarily equal Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB).
Your photos were shared with our HAB expert who stated that if a water
sample could be provided, we can examine it for the presence of any HAB
Thank you for your concern.
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
100 Eighth Avenue, SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-5020