Nature in South Florida
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Follow this link and use the Park Finder Tool to find Miami Dade Parks in your area!
Learn More about South Florida Wildlife:
South Florida Weather & Ecology
Gardening & Conservation
Do you like gardening? Did you know that by using native plants you can turn gardening into a powerful conservation tool? Visit this link to find out how to do this in your South Florida yard!
Not sure what you need to plant when? Check out this website for location-specific calendars and suggestions.
Do you want to get involved with conservation and advocacy efforts in Miami and South Florida? Check out The Urban Environment League at www.uel.com
Did you know Miami has one of the lowest levels of parks per capita of the major U.S. cities? Read about Chicago’s inspirational approach to increasing urban gardening in its South Side neighborhoods.
Arts, Culture, and History in South Florida
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South Florida Environment In the News
National Geographic: If You Think the Water Crisis Can’t Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained
We’re pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it’s gone, the real crisis begins.
Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western United States and in several dry regions globally, threatening our future.
South Florida’s Natural Areas
South Florida is filled with beautiful natural sub-tropical landscapes. Outdoor education provides a gateway for young adults to engage in the natural world and develop a relationship with nature that fosters conservation and preservation.
Ever wonder which plants are the best to grow where you live? It’s not just a matter of what looks or smells best.
Here is an article on the importance and ease of growing native plants in our own backyards and window boxes.