Take a survey to protect coral reefs

, October 27, 2014

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

“Do you fish, dive or boat in the Atlantic Ocean? The state of Florida wants anyone who engages in any sort of coastal activity from Miami-Dade to Martin counties to fill out an online survey to help better manage and protect the state’s coral reefs.

“The information will be used to create maps that show where people are visiting the reefs, what they’re doing and how often they’re doing it. The ultimate goal is to “better balance resource use and protection,” according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.”

Full Article.

Link to Survey.

Henrietta Bridge Farm Project

image5Want to help out at a community farm (almost) right in your backyard? Volunteers are welcome every Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Henrietta Bridge Farm at 1400 Henrietta Ave, West Palm Beach, or email Bosley at bosley@urbangrowerscommunityfarm.com

So far, 1200 pots filled with soil and planted seedlings have installed. They will be growing Cherry Tomatoes, Standard Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Beans, Squash, Carrots…And later, Leafy vegetables like Greens, Kale and Cabbage.

 

 

 

40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

US EPAsecondbanner2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. We have made great progress over the past 40 years, but many challenges remain. EPA is committed to working with states, tribes, water sector partners and the public to meet the challenges ahead and protect public health.

Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about how the Safe Drinking Water Act came into being as well as to find educational resources and more!

http://www2.epa.gov/safedrinkingwater40

King Tide – October 8

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“Extreme high tides, or “king tides”, occur at a few specific times during the year when the moon is closest to the Earth. During these high water events, we can see what the average water levels might look like in the future, given projected sea level rise.”  from The King Tides Project

Since the sea level has risen about 9 inches since the turn of the last century this is adding to this phenomenon. We are seeing flooding in certain areas unrelated to rain events, simply because of these high tides.

October 8th is the King Tide for the fall.

The King Tides Project invites people to visit the shoreline and capture images of important places threatened by sea level rise. If you take pictures of the king tide near you, please upload them to assist scientists in understanding better how sea level rise will affect specific areas. http://kingtides.net/participate/test-submit-form/

Learn more about king tides at kingtides.net

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

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The 6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit was held on October 1 & 2. The annual Summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions and networking breaks.

The 2014 theme, “Regions Connect → Global Effect” resonates soundly with the Compact, which has been advancing policy and catalyzing action locally and regionally, as well as connecting and collaborating with other communities throughout the nation and the world.

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