Category Environmental Issues

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 […]

Find Your Perfect Beach: A Tale of Poor Planning for Customary Use on 30A

  By now, you have heard people grumbling about Rick Scott signing the Private Beach Anti-Customary Use Law (HB631) this year. The new law has opened a can of worms that may take years to sort out. It has also laid bare some of the state’s most inept leaders and corrupt political missteps to finally […]

Explore the beautiful Indian River Lagoon Scenic Byway

I stumbled upon a great YouTube video touring the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Byway, a Florida Scenic Highway. The areas around the Indian River Lagoon remain among the most unspoiled coastal areas on the Florida peninsula. Check out the YouTube and for those of in central Florida take this drive soon!

What we are reading: Florida’s building boom threatens wildlife-rich lagoon

A deadly serious Associated Press article on the threat to the Indian River Lagoon via Florida Politics.  This is a MUST read for any Floridian particularly those on the Space and Treasure Coasts. The lagoon contains five state parks, four national wildlife refugees and the Canaveral National Seashore. It is an irreplaceable natural treasure our state […]

What we are reading: All about Lake Okeechobee and algae

Algae bloom on coastal areas and other water systems  connected to Lake Okeechobee has been at the center of much discussion in this state over the last year. Yesterday SB 10 which has been much talked about for the duration of the legislative session passed the Senate yesterday. A pet priority of President Joe Negron […]