South Florida

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17 Nov: Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveils budget plan: Here’s how the Treasure Coast could fare

More than $577 million in projects that could benefit the Treasure Coast’s environment, beaches, education and citrus industry are included in the $87.4 billion state budget unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott. The budget proposal, titled “Securing Florida’s Future,” is the largest spending plan Scott…

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16 Nov: The Nature Conservancy Launches Initiative to Revitalize the Banks of Long-Neglected Wagner Creek in Miami’s Health District

University of Miami and The Miami Foundation Partner in November 8 Community Visioning Workshop to Create New Resilient Greenspace along Miami River Tributary The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, is moving forward with its Wagner Creek Greenspace Project…

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15 Nov: Florida Power & Light and Audubon Florida launch Solar Sanctuary program to promote pollinators and preserve wildlife habitat at new solar power plant sites

-This new partnership aims to transform thousands of acres of solar-generating property into thriving sanctuaries with dedicated conservation areas -Florida Wildflower Foundation, Florida Native Plant Society, Wildlife Habitat Council and other groups are working with FPL and Audubon to enhance…

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15 Nov: After Irma, environmental groups mobilize to clean up debris — on shore and streets

Hurricane Irma turned streets into rivers, snapped trees in half, displaced thousands and hit South Florida’s infrastructure with thousands in damages. While the storm bombarded the roads with debris and swept sand from the beaches, it also sparked a change…