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Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Announces Innovative Collaboration To Promote Environmental Stewardship And Education


Eco-Discovery Zone To Feature Hands-On Science and Art Related To Pressing South Florida Environmental Issues At Miami’s Historic Marine Stadium

As sea level rise and South Florida’s growing environmental concerns dominate the media and conversations among local scientists, elected officials and business owners, the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival and Celebration of the Sea Foundation have announced an innovative new partnership to engage and educate the public about these critical issues.


Florida District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2016-2017, Permits Will Be Available Online

District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

Wild hogs, which are not native to Florida, can cause damage with their broad snouts and can leave an area looking like a plowed field. They also prey on native wildlife, compete with native species for food and transmit diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans. Additionally, hogs may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting.


Washington DNR and Partners Receive Conservation Award for a Forest Management Project to Avoid Catastrophic Fire

It may seem counterintuitive, but some forests in the Pacific Northwest have too many trees for their own good. These dense forests are more prone to disease, insect infestations and, most troubling of all, huge fires that are exacerbated by climate change. This year is poised to be another record-setting year for fires. Last year was the fourth-worst wildfire year since 1960 and six of the 10 largest U.S. wildfires were in the Pacific Northwest.


Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee Grows Partnerships One MOU and Hard Hat Sticker at a Time

Jared Johnson proudly wearing an SFI Qualified Logging Professional sticker. Photo: Resolute FPOperating across two time zones and two Canadian provinces, with a combined area the size of continental Europe, hasn't stopped the Central Canada Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee from setting a new standard for community building, partnerships and member participation. In recognition of this outsized effort, the committee received the SFI Implementation Committee Award at the SFI 2016 Annual Conference.  

"The committee has established an extraordinary range of partnerships and signed 15 memorandums of understanding (MOUs). The central Canada committee is the first Canadian committee to win this award. The fact that they managed to stand out in such a competitive competition, among 34 SFI Implementation Committees, speaks volumes about the good work they are doing to promote SFI and spread responsible forestry," said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc. The committee's partners come from government, NGOs, universities, Indigenous groups and industry.


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