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| Restoring a Treasure: Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Passes Hard-fought Habitat Milestone|
One of the chief menaces to Audubon's beloved Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is an unexpected foe. In this case, the sanctuary has spent five years and some $2.5 million fighting a Florida native: coastal plain willow, Salix caroliniana.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Completes Phase One of Wetland Restoration
“As development continues to creep closer to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, we need healthy wetlands to protect water quality, recharge aquifers, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, and hold water during big rainfall events,” says Marshall Olson, director of conservation and interim sanctuary director.
Over 1,000 Acres Mulched of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Wetland Restoration Has Been Finished (video)
After five years, The Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has been working to restore important wetlands, the project, called Restoring Corkscrew's Marshes and Prairies has just reached a milestone of 1,000 acre’s mulched which is key to restoration of the wetlands.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Announces More than 1,000 Acres of Land Restoration (video)
For the last five years, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has been restoring its land to protect wildlife from invasive plants. “You just lost all access to the water if you’re a wading bird. Certainly, all those fish are unavailable to you. It’s not an easy place to hike through,” said Marshall Olsen, the Director of Conservation at the Corkscrew Swamp Nature Sanctuary.
Audubon Clears Naples' Corkscrew Swamp of 1,000 Acres of Invasive Willow
Fifteen years ago, there was no noticeable problem with invasive Carolina willows at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. “We’re not going to ever remove all of the willow,” said Renee Wilson, senior communications coordinator for Audubon Florida. “It is a native species; however, once we get the acreage into restoration we’re much better able to manage it and keep the willow at bay.”
Corkscrew SIGHTINGS: Screech-owls are masters of camouflage
As night falls across Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, imagine that a mysterious trill pierces the silence followed by another in response. Along the boardwalk, visitors who are participating in a special guided night walk sense they are being watched. Suddenly, out of an old-growth bald cypress cavity, a small bird drops on quiet wings, streaking through patchy moonlight, and snatches a small mouse scurrying along the boardwalk railing.
FPL helps to renovate Corkscrew Swamp Discovery Center
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s Blair Visitor Center acts as a gateway into the 13,450-acre Sanctuary — the heart of the Western Everglades. Thanks in part to a generous gift from Florida Power & Light Company the new exhibits and a discovery center redesign will illustrate the history and ecology of the Sanctuary like never before.