Action Team youth volunteer Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others
This Action Team Ambassador combines passions for baseball and helping others.
Action Team Ambassador Juan Salinas-Bentley didn’t derive nearly as much satisfaction from his baseball team’s 19-1 win over neighboring Palm Beach Lakes in February as he did from raising funds to help the financially stressed school pay the $1,485 for umpires it needed to complete this season.
Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes Senate
For more than a year, Orvis has been posting about the fight to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. Yesterday, the good guys won a major victory, as the Florida Senate passed SB10, a bill sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley that funds the creation of a deep-water reservoir south of the big lake. The vote was 36-3 in favor of the project.
Manatees love the warm water from power plants and the feeling is mutual
Tourists come to Crystal River, Fla., for the manatees, and the manatees come for the springs.
Florida’s natural springs average 72 degrees year-round. The clear, cool water, which would be chilly for human swimming, is like a snuggly blanket for the giant marine mammals. The manatees float about the springs and eat copious amounts of sea grasses as if it were a lazy Sunday morning.
The Orvis Company Statement on Meeting with Governor Rick Scott to Discuss Efforts to Save the Everglades
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Orvis Company (Orvis) today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Perk Perkins, regarding his meeting today with Governor Rick Scott to discuss efforts to save the Everglades. Other CEOs from around the State of Florida also joined Perkins, including Scott Deal, CEO of Maverick Boats, and Rob Kramer of the International Game and Fish Association.
Perk Perkins is Joined by 27 Other Outdoor Brands to Urge Support for Legislation to Build Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir
March 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor and adventure retailer The Orvis Company has purchased a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald to publish an open letter from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, urging Governor Rick Scott and the Florida State Legislature to support legislation to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.