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Palmetto, Florida Native Plant Society Quarterly 35:1 2019
21 Stand Up At Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meeting
To Save Executive Airport Natural Areas
Wearing green and holding sprigs of native plants, this group of 21 stood in protest of the destruction of City-owned natural areas within the Executive Airpark north of the FXE Airport*. City Mayor Trantalis assigned continued discussion to District 1 Commissioner (district containing the Executive Airport) Heather Moraitis, but no indication of intent to save these natural areas was made by Commissioner Moraitis at the June 11, 2019, meeting. We are planning our next move now. Please write to the City Commissioners (see below) and FXE Board now. Known more for native plant talks and field trips, this group made a polite, but impressive presence at City Hall on May 7. Thank you all!
*These areas are not associated with the proposed stadium areas.
April Chapter eNews explains the issues ... April Newsletter (published April 3, but correspondence with City began March 18)
City of Fort Lauderdale Responds (April 4)
Burrowing Owls Observed on Parcel C (April 28)
HELP US SAVE THESE NATURAL AREAS. Many voices, short and polite, are the most effective...
Mayor Dean Trantalis; Phone: 954 828-5004, Email: DTrantalis@fortlauderdale.gov
Vice Mayor/District III Commissioner Robert L. McKinzie; Phone: 954-828-5004, Email: RMckinzie@fortlauderdale.gov
District I Commissioner Heather Moraitis; Phone: 954 828-5033, Email: HMoraitis@fortlauderdale.gov
District II Commissioner Steve Glassman; Phone: 954 828-5923, Email: PRaju@fortlauderdale.gov
Dist. IV Commissioner Ben Sorensen; Phone: 954 828-5003, Email: BSorensen@fortlauderdale.gov
Broward County Mayor Mark D. Bogen; Phone: 954- 357-7002, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOST RECENT ACTION
June 28, 2019
This letter sent to Broward Mayor and County Commissioners.
NEW! You can now SIGN OUR PETITION online and post this link elsewhere:
FNPS Landscaping Brochure
Here is the Southeast Regional FNPS Native Landscaping brochure. One side shows 63 recommended native landscape species in their "right place" (sunny-dry soils, for example) with at least 6 species for each light and soil-moisture zone.
The other side has basic native landscaping tips and recommended links and books for additonal information. You can get a copy at any Broward Chapter event.
Or view the brochure online here.
VALUABLE LANDSCAPING RESOURCE
and other conundrums... Biomimacry.org
Explore the PLANTS + menu above for much more information about Broward native plants.