2016 Sea Turtle Nesting Season and Lighting Ordinances Take Effect March 1st 

Every year from March through October, sea turtles make their way onto the beaches of South Florida to lay the eggs of the next generation. In 2015, the number of nests documented by the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, which is administered and funded by Broward County and carried out by Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was the second-highest since 1981 when the program began.

FIU is shining bright – it continues to top all Florida state universities in energy performance, thanks to a series of initiatives that save the university millions of dollars a year. FIU has been the top-performing university since the State University System (SUS) began tracking the energy data in 2007.

Was there a worried phrase heard more often among western U.S. coastal managers in 2015 than "El Niño"? I’d bet not! The strongest El Niño previously recorded occurred in 1997-1998; however, almost every forecast predicted that the 2015 El Niño would be even stronger, and was shaping up to be the strongest since records began in the 1950s. A quick look at some west coast numbers associated with the last major El Niño event in 1997-1998 explains the concern. But first, the science…

What: TREEmendous Miami Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. When: Sunday, January 31st from 1 pm to 3 pm. Where: Virginia Key Beach Park in the Main Pavilion. Please plan to attend our Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Party!  All members of TREEmendous Miami, and all volunteers who have helped with one or more of our projects during 2015 are invited.

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