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If You Had the Power to Keep Roseate Spoonbills Nesting in the Everglades, Would You?

posted on November 23, 2011 in Everglades,Everglades Science,Florida Bay

That is the question Audubon’s Dr. Jerry Lorenz faces every day as he leads a band of researchers into marshes and mangrove swamps to monitor the results of Everglades restoration.

Scientists are on the verge of demonstrating that freshwater flows are critical to the success of wading birds in the Everglades. But now dramatic cuts in government funds are cutting off the money Jerry and his science team need to keep going.

To replace those lost funds, Audubon needs to raise $35,500 from people who care about the wildlife of the Everglades.

Your contribution will keep these hardworking scientists in the field gathering the data we need to protect Everglades wildlife.

"Spoonbill Lagoon" by Peter R. Gerbert

Everglades restoration depends on sound science. You can help Jerry and his research team today.

Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by a foundation that has encouraged Audubon to focus on the science needed for Everglades restoration.

As an added bonus, the first ten donations of $275 or more will receive a signed, limited edition print of the beautiful painting Spoonbill Lagoon – a gorgeous holiday gift for yourself or the nature-lover you know.

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  1. go to to learn more.

    Comment by vicky — November 29, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

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