It’s that time of year again…. time for the annual Fall Round Up and Awards Celebration by the Conservation Trust for Florida. Each year this not-for-profit organization honors a Floridian who has made a difference in the effort to conserve rural landscapes. This year the group is honoring the late University of Florida Professor, Larry Harris. 89.1’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with the new Executive Director of the Conservation Trust for Florida, Brian Block about why the group selected biologist Professor Larry Harris.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BrianBlock.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.