Category Environmental Issues

Does “green governor” DeSantis already regret his (regrettable) Kendall Parkway vote? Or is it all a game?

While Democrats and ideological liberals do not like Governor Ron DeSantis, he’s basically proven to be a “majoritarian” in office, zig-zagging from conservatism on social issues to an anti-free market populist on fiscal issues. But one thing may trip him up which is his fealty to developers and anti-environmental forces while rhetorically being green, because […]

Hobe Mountain – the highest natural point in southern Florida

Hobe Mountain which is contained within Jonathan Dickinson Park in Martin County contains many unique natural features including the highest natural point in southern Florida at just under 100 feet. The climb to the top of Hobe Mountain: View from the top of Hobe Mountain:

Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve

The Guanaa Tolomato Matanzas Reserve is a beautiful natural Florida beach area In St John’s County. Here are some videos of the location.

Nathaniel Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refugee (videos and photos)

In recent years, the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refugee was renamed for the late Nat Reed who we spoke out about extensively on our podcast interview with Michael Grunwald, The refuge is a natural treasure where sand dunes and other hills as well as a lush vegetation border the Indian River Lagoon in Martin County. […]

VIDEOS: Fern Forest Nature Center

Fern Forest Nature Center is one of the most unique urban park landscapes in Florida. The park is a uniquely preserved ecosystem and oasis in the middle of heavily urbanized Broward County. Enjoy the videos below.

Tall Cypress Natural Area – 4K Video

Tall Cypress Natural Area in Coral Springs is one of the most unique and bio-diverse natural areas in urban southeastern Florida. The area was preserved in the early 1990’s due in large measure to the efforts of students at nearby Coral Springs High School.

Video: Big Cypress walking trail entrance

Video: Alligator at Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge

New TFS video series: Florida natural areas

We’re starting a new series at TFS where we will film natural areas from across the state and upload the videos to our YouTube page. The videos will be HD quality or in some cases (shorter videos) in 4K and without narration. As I travel the state in my new role as the Executive Director […]

Podcast: Michael Grunwald on the Big Cypress Jetport and environmental awakenings in Florida politics

It’s our privilege this week on The Florida History Podcast, to be joined by Michael Grunwald, author of The Swamp and current writer for Politico Magazine. In this episode we discuss the political fight over the building of the Jetport and how it awakened environmentalism in Florida. This is the first of two holiday season […]