TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1) INTRODUCTION LETTER FROM THE EVERGLADES COORDINATING COUNCIL

2) SUMMARY INTRODUCTION

3) INTRODUCTION OF TOM SHIRLEY - Recipient of the Florida Wildlife Federation

Outdoorsman of the Year Award for 1999

 

4) CHART OF RECOMMENDED SEASONAL WATER SCHEDULE DEPTHS FOR

EVERGLADES WATER CONSERVATION AREA 3A NORTH

 

5) SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT - CENTRAL & SOUTHERN FLORIDA

PROJECT COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW STUDY-WEB PAGE www.sfwmd.gov/

HYDROLOGIC PERFORMANCE MEASURES GRAPHICS

 

6) PICTURE OF TOM SHIRLEY STANDING NEXT TO OLD FIG TREE UPROOTED DUE TO

HIGH WATER LEVELS

 

7) NEWSPAPER ARTICLE-TITLE "THE EVERGLADES ARE DROWNING IN THEIR TEARS"

written by: DEXTER LEHTINEN- DATED JAN 20, 2000

 

8) LETTERS WRITTEN BY TOM SHIRLEY OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS WITH INFORMATION

AND PERTINENT DATA ABOUT THE EVERGLADES. TOM MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS

AND OBSERVATIONS USING HIS 40+ YEARS SPENT IN THE EVERGLADES

 

9) PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1957 SHOWING THE CONDITION OF THE TREE ISLAND KNOWN AS

"HENSCHEL'S HAMMOCK" AND PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1999 SHOWING HOW HIGH

WATER HAS DEGRADED THE TREE ISLAND OVER THE YEARS. PHOTOS SHOWING

THE WILDLIFE AND HOW HIGH WATER HAS ALL BUT ELIMINATED WILDLIFE

FROM THE EVERGLADES. PHOTOS SHOWING THE CURRENT WATER DEPTHS

IN THE PANTHER HABITAT AREA. PHOTOS SHOWING THE LARGE FLOCKS OF

BIRDS IN THE 1940 & 50'S AND HOW A RESTORED EVERGLADES COULD BE IF WE

MANAGE THE REMAINING EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM WITH AN ENFORCED

SEASONAL WATER FLOW AND DEPTHS TO TOM' S RECOMMENDATIONS.

 

10) LETTERS TO FLORIDA'S GOV JEB BUSH-JAN, MAR, AUG 1999- TOM ASKING FOR HELP

TO SAVE THE EVERGLADES FROM REPEATED HIGH WATER LEVELS

 

11) LETTER TO US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - SEP 1999 - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

ACTUAL WATER TABLE RECORDS MAINTAINED BY SOUTH FLORIDA WATER

MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SHOWING THE WATER LEVELS IN THE WATER

CONSERVATION AREAS. ACTUALLY SHOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

THE WATER LEVELS (DEPTHS) AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE EVERGLADES

ECOSYSTEM

 

12) LETTER FROM TOM SHIRLEY TO FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

OCT 1999-PROVIDING INFORMATION TO FFWCC WITH ACTUAL WATER LEVELS

READINGS, PHOTOS SHOWING WATER LINES ON EXISTING TREE ISLANDS,

PHOTOS OF DEAD DEER. COPY OF LETTER RECEIVED FM DR HARRIS, PROFESSOR

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TO TOM THANKING HIM FOR HIS EFFORTS

13) NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - YEAR 1966 - "FLOOD CONTROL CONFUSION ANKLE

DEEP" by JOHN PENNEKAMP

 

14) COPY OF PETITION - YEAR 1966 - SAVE THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES SAME

PROBLEMS ONLY 35 YEARS AGO

 

15) NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - DEC 14, 1998 - MIAMI HERALD

"DEBUNK MYTHS ON EVERGLADES RESTORATION" by COL. TERRY RICE,

Retired US Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District

 

16) MAP OF THE SOUTHERN EVERGLADES WATER CONSERVATION AREAS (WCA,S)

WCA1, 2A, 213, 3A & 3B

 

17) STATE OF FLORIDA - STATUS REPORT - SAVE OUR EVERGLADES - JUNE 1996

      "PROTECT THE WATER CONSERVATION AREAS

 

 

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