August 2015

In a region not known for honoring its past, the 108-year old Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse in Pompano Beach is a beacon of hope.
It’s been a tough sea turtle nesting season on both coasts of Florida. A small army of cops is still after whoever ran an all-terrain vehicle through five nests on Anna Maria Island in the Bradenton-Sarasota area on June 27.
The Featherbeds are so badly scarred by powerboat propellers that few of us are likely to see the sea grasses grow back naturally.
We’ve been going on about the objectionable way the National Park Service went about putting a no-fishing marine reserve zone in Biscayne National Park, so let’s pull our teeth and nails out of that flesh to take a closer look at other changes that the pending management plan has in store.
Weekly sailing sessions run throughout the summer in a camp sponsored by Gulfstream Sailing Club in Hollywood.
Photo | Maria Merzeau
Learning to sail on a lake is how roughly 140 kids will spend their summer vacation in a camp offered by the Gulfstream Sailing Club in Hollywood.  
The Cape Romano shoals, a Florida gulf coast seabird mecca, are on the brink of becoming a Critical Wildlife Area — further formal recognition of their natural history as no place for humans with more money than birds, but not as much sense.  
Last year's Marine Industry Day drew 2,000 people to the banks of the New River. This year's event takes place Saturday, June 20.
We South Florida residents are surrounded by water. Aside from the ocean, our backyards include canals, lakes and the scenic Intracoastal. Even so, the average local probably doesn’t give much thought to the expansiveness of our marine industry and its substantial economic impact to the tune of $11.5 billion annually.
The Featherbeds are so badly scarred by powerboat propellers that few of us are likely to see the sea grasses grow back naturally.
Weekly sailing sessions run throughout the summer in a camp sponsored by Gulfstream Sailing Club in Hollywood.
Photo | Maria Merzeau
Last year's Marine Industry Day drew 2,000 people to the banks of the New River. This year's event takes place Saturday, June 20.

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