One of the many Department of Environmental Protection officials in attendance on Tuesday at the renaming of Peacock State Park to Wes Skiles Peacock State Park was Connie Bersok. Bersok is the environmental administrator for the agency’s springs initiative. During Tuesday’s rainstorm following the unveiling of the new sign marking the renaming of the park she talked with WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend about Skiles influence on efforts to protect Florida’s natural springs.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DEPladyQAonWesSkiles.mp3]
Two bald eagles were released into the wild on Thursday in the vicinity of Paynes Prairie in Micanopy.