Audubon continues to define Everglades success as bringing back the birds and wildlife that were so naturally abundant in the River of Grass. These species serve as an indicator for all of the other benefits to the natural environment, aquifer recharge, and economic prosperity that restoration can also produce.
The recent operationalizing of the Tamiami Trail bridge and the C-111 Spreader Canal project bring us closer to mimicking the natural water flow patterns that have been altered by human infrastructure.
Our researchers at Audubon's Everglades Science Center in Tavernier are monitoring the prevalence of preyfish and tracking Roseate Spoonbill populations in Florida Bay. Their data over the coming months and years will be used to inform water managers and restoration partners where, when, and in what quantities these species are found. This will let us know whether restoration is working and what more needs to be done.
Stay informed about important conservation issues like this in the latest edition of Audubon's State of the Everglades Report.
Heading to the beach this weekend? Download this report to your iPad, Kindle, or other e-reader and learn about Florida's wildlife while you relax in the sun. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog to get the latest Everglades news, information, and ways to help throughout the year.
It's no secret that Audubon's conservation success is thanks entirely to our dedicated grassroots advocates and citizen scientists. Next Friday, keep a look out in your inbox for a special email with more information on how you can help take Audubon's important conservation work to the next level by joining our new Boots on the Ground campaign. Don't miss this special, limited-time only event - your participation is needed!
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend from the Audubon Florida Everglades Conservation Team!
P.S. Check out page 3 to learn about the latest progress on the critical Tamiami Trail bridge project!