We, the St. Lucie Audubon Society, have filed with the State of Florida a petition (with Diane Goldberg leading the charge) v. The City of Port St. Lucie and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD and the Crosstown Parkway Extension. The SFWMD recently accepted the petition, and the hearing date is set for July. We oppose the proposed path for the Crosstown Parkway bridge because it will unnecessarily obliterate Halpatiokee State Park. This action will set a precedent for cutting new roads through sensitive areas in our state parks, a precedent we do not want established!
SLAS is contributing to the attorney’s fees for this petition, so we are asking for donations for our efforts. We will also be fundraising and seeking support from Audubon Florida. Please contribute what you can and watch for updates on our Web site after the hearing in July.
Liz Dunleavy, President, St. Lucie Audubon Society
Birding in a Hart Beat is a compilation of SLAS field trip leader and columnist Hart Rufe's columns from the beginning to mid-2015. The 292-paste full-color large format (8.5x10.75 inches) book was produced at the request of his brother Bob as a birthday gift. It is edited by SLAS webmaster Mary Dodge.
Available directly from the publisher at this address: www.lulu.com/shop/hart-rufe/birding-in-a-hart-beat/hardcover/product-22376898.html. It is being offered at printing cost, which is about $66 plus shipping.
TRIP REPORT: Platt's Creek Preserve, White City, Apr. 9, 2016.
RESULTS of Fifth Annual Bruce Bardsley Memorial Bird-A-Thon, March 19-20, 2016, 85 species seen by three teams.
MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS RESUME IN OCTOBER