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Newsletter Articles Sorted by Issue

Bone Valley

about Phosphate
  •  Wetlands on Slime Ponds - A Conservationist's Nightmare (January 2003)
  •  Mining Ruins Farmland - No Duh! (June 2002)

about Ecosystems
  •  Sierra Opposes Bureau of Mine Reclamation IHN Management Plan (March 2002)

about Lake Hancock
  •  Lake Hancock Restoration Funding Update (February 2003)

about Land Acquisition
  •  Log Onto Polk's Environmental Lands Webpage (July 2002)
  •  The Green Horizon Land Trust (May 2002)
  •  Polk County Environmental Lands News (February 2002)
  •  Polk Scores Big on 2002 Florida Forever List (January 2002)

Bone Valley and Beyond

about Kissimmee Restoration
  •  Drawdown Woes in the Kissimmee (May 2003)
  •  Kissimmee River Restoration Update (June 2002)

Kissimmee River Slideshows

  •  About the slideshows, narration files, and your browser
  •  Death of A River slideshow
  •  Resurrection of the Kissimmee River slideshow

about Green Swamp
  •  Green Swamp 2002 - A History and Update

about Sovereignty Land Grabs
  •  none

about Invasive Plants
  •   Alien Invaders - The Ouch Variety, Fifth of a Series
  •  Alien Invaders - More Nasty Trees, Fourth of a Series (May 2003)
  •  Alien Invaders, The Climbing Ferns (April 2003)
  •  More Alien Invaders (March 2003)
  •  The Real Alien Invaders (February 2003)
  •  Invasive Species Will Take Over Unless We Act Now (January 2003)
  •  Help Eradicate Florida's Most Invasive Species (March 2002)

For more information about the issues detailed here, contact:
Marian Ryan, 863-293-6961,



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