This blog post explores the interaction between Florida’s built environment and its natural ecosystems. It highlights the impacts of urban development, the benefits of ecosystems, and the strategies to achieve a balance for a sustainable future.
Florida’s population boom drives urbanization, leading to habitat loss, fragmentation, and pollution in the Everglades. Discover the challenges faced by the Tree Islands and the urgent need for sustainable development to protect these ecological gems.
Florida’s Lake Okeechobee discharges during periods of high rainfall can cause significant ecological damage and economic losses. These discharges introduce pollutants and nutrients into estuaries and canals, leading to harmful algal blooms that threaten both human health and marine life. As ecotourism and the fishing industry are heavily impacted, it’s crucial to find solutions like improving infrastructure and controlling nutrient release. Join us in addressing this complex issue to protect Florida’s environment and economy for future generations.