Monday, April 18, 2011

Hope For The Gulf

It has been one year since the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you are wondering what you can do to help, even if you don't live along the Gulf Coast, check out the National Audubon Society's Hope for the Gulf page.

While you have out your checkbook, don't forget about supporting the Francis Beidler Forest and its continuing efforts to preserve the old-growth, cypress-tupelo swamp and conserve the entire Four Holes Swamp ecosystem.  The best way to see the old-growth swamp is our 1.75-mile boardwalk, which has reached the end of its expected lifespan.

We are currently raising funds to replace the entire boardwalk with sustainably-grown tropical hardwoods, which will allow the new boardwalk to stand for many decades longer than the present boardwalk's thirty-four years.  You can support our boardwalk replacement campaign by visiting our donation page.

Image by Mark Musselman

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