Tamiami Trail bridging http://wlrn.org en Everglades Restoration: Water And Money Flow Into The River Of Grass http://wlrn.org/post/everglades-restoration-water-and-money-flow-river-grass <p>May was an eventful -- and most would likely say hopeful -- month for the beleaguered&nbsp;Everglades. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law <a href="http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-05-30/news/os-environment-development-lobbying-20130530_1_florida-crystals-sugar-industry-sugar-cane-growers-cooperative">new legislation</a> that will provide hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade to fund Everglades restoration and cleanup.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14876 at http://wlrn.org Everglades Restoration: Water And Money Flow Into The River Of Grass Why The 'World's Weirdest Bird' Is Ditching South Florida And Heading North http://wlrn.org/post/why-worlds-weirdest-bird-ditching-south-florida-and-heading-north <p>The roseate spoonbill -- often mistaken by confused tourists for the non-native flamingo -- is one of Florida's great iconic species. Dubbed "one of the most breathtaking of the world's weirdest birds" by naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, the gangly creatures are an increasingly rare sight in South Florida.&nbsp;</p><p>According to a feature in the May-June issue of <em>Audubon Magazine</em>, spoonbills have been vacating South Florida in droves, heading north to more hospitable (read: often less developed) lands.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:16:04 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13788 at http://wlrn.org Why The 'World's Weirdest Bird' Is Ditching South Florida And Heading North Impact Of Tamiami Trail Bridge 'Will Be Huge,' Says Conservationalist http://wlrn.org/post/impact-tamiami-trail-bridge-will-be-huge-says-conservationalist <p>State officials, local dignitaries, and conservationalists gathered last Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the&nbsp;Tamiami Trail bridge project. The plan took more than two decades to achieve and is part of a larger effort to restore fresh water flow to the Everglades.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:02:50 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11257 at http://wlrn.org Impact Of Tamiami Trail Bridge 'Will Be Huge,' Says Conservationalist