Saturday Shoutout / River Of Grass

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Everglades restoration may be one of the most important ecological challenges of our time.

A few months back, when deadly algae blooms devastated Florida’s coastal wildlife, there was a fair amount of discussion in the media. That may have calmed down for now but the crisis facing Florida and the Everglades is still very much alive. It’s a complicated issue who’s roots go back a hundred years. There are solutions, but the first hurtle is understanding the problem.

This video, sourced from Orvis News, does a great job of explaining the situation, and some of the ways it might be resolved. It will help you understand how we got here, and how we might get back.

Check out “River Of Grass.”


Louis Cahill
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3 thoughts on “Saturday Shoutout / River Of Grass

  1. I grew up in the Everglades and this is a testimony to our collective stupidity. Not so much to the initial concept nor even the basking in the bliss of ignorance for so long. No, the real stupidity lies on us here and now knowing what we know and not admitting and fixing the mistake immediately. That, my line slinging friends, is the great tragedy and knowing what we know standing in the face of obvious is truly the great collective stupidity.

  2. I don’t understand why this is not on the National news at least every other day. Where I live the only talk I hear is about pythons that have been freed by owners who can no longer care for their pets. This story just made me want to cry.

  3. Spend millions of dollars to screw up the environment. Then spend billions of dollars to try and mitigate the damage. Makes perfect sense.

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