Category Archives: Human Impacts

Mark Rachal: Audubon sanctuary manager

Growing up in Chicago, Mark Rachal wanted to be a zookeeper. About 25 years later, he’s manager of Florida Audubon’s Coastal Island Sanctuaries, including islands named the state’s most important bird colony by the Florida Fish an...

The Real Cost of Fertilizer

By Victoria Parsons From a perfectly straight-forward perspective, lawn fertilizer in Florida is a pretty good value. For about $25, the average homeowner can sprinkle enough nutrients, pesticides and weed killer to keep their law...

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Brings Home Top Honors

Three first-place awards – including the top honor from one of the nation’s most prestigious non-profits – set a new standard for Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, the Hillsborough County affiliate for Keep America Beautiful. The local or...