2018-03-01 The Community Foundation donates to Everglades City
The Collier County Community Foundation (FCC) has donated $ 67,000 to a tree planting project in Everglades City, Naples Plantation in Everglades City, in response to Hurricane Irma. This grant is part of the county’s focus on investing $ 500,000 to develop Collier’s needs, as part of your college initiative.
“Trees are the number one issue in and around Florida,” said CFCC President and CEO Ellen Connolly-Kezler. A.D. In 2017, Hurricane Irma saw how many people were lost here and how it continued to affect our environment. We will continue these tree projects in collaboration with the Naples Garden for distribution in Kopler and its municipalities.
“Everglades City is a city where people are connected to the water, but now the water is being taken,” said Brian Galigan, vice president of horticulture. Our challenge was to find suitable trees.
His team explored the city as a starting point. Consults with Miami experts on landscaping for climate change; He brought strong, decent beach trees such as pigeon plum; He also introduced many floral specimens, such as Tabubia and Ponchiana, to the city’s unique history and beauty.
“We are proud to work with the Community Foundation to beautify the city,” Galligan said.
2. He starts driving a pile on Marco Island
Driving for the new band and toilets will start at the Patriotic Community Park starting on Thursday, according to a press release from the city.
Hiking runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and lasts approximately two weeks.
Pile driving uses a large tool and can be very large. As it is an active construction zone, residents are advised not to enter the park at any time.
He said in a statement: “We understand that this stage of construction is disturbing residents and businesses in the area, and we thank the veterans for their patience and cooperation during the rebuilding of the community park.
3. Florida sugar producers are suing the U.S. over the planned water storage level
Florida’s sugar producers are suing U.S. military engineers over alleged low water levels.
Last week, federal lawsuits filed by the Florida Crystal Ocelanta Corporation, the American Sugar and Sugar Cooperative Cooperatives say the current corp plan does not provide enough water for their farms.
“Farmers need a safe water supply, and all farmers definitely need it when we plan and manage our farming programs and crop rotation,” said Jaime Vega, vice president of agriculture at Florida Crystal.
Jacksonville Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly said the agency will balance water supply for both the environment and farmers.
“We are going to do a very deliberate process to identify not only our (local) analysis but also the infrastructure that is located in the right place on the ground,” he said. So we are very confident that our future infrastructure plan is good.
The Everglades Agricultural Reservoir is designed to purify wastewater so that the project in question can flow to the south of Eveglades National Park and Florida Bay.
In a court case, the sugar producers say the reservoir still under construction should be kept more than planned by pond engineers.
Everglades rehabilitation advocates say farmers simply put their priorities ahead of others.
“They have always been at the forefront of the line and are now unhappy with how the lake and reservoir are working in a more equitable manner,” said Eric Eckenberg, executive director of the Everglades Foundation. – Associated Press
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