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Hurricane Irma mangled Florida’s state, national parks - SaintPetersBlogHurricane Irma mangled Florida’s national and state parks, turning places meant to be enjoyed into disaster zones that could take weeks or longer to reopen. South Florida National Parks Trust Director Don Finefrock says the National Park Service has sent some 380 workers from 95 national parks to 15 parks in Irma’s path in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and the Caribbean. At Big Cypress National Preserve in eastern Collier County, crews are clearing downed trees along one road that had…
Irma roughs up endangered snail kites, birds that help us gauge the Everglades' healthHurricane Irma was as rough on some wildlife as it was on the humans. Audubon of Florida reported Thursday that the storm destroyed all 44 nests around Lake Okeechobee built by the endangered Everglades snail kite, a bird considered crucial to the River of Grass ecosystem.