Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dogs & Alcohol Banned from Shell Key

The breaking news blog over at the St. Pete Times reports here on a management plan approved by the Pinellas County Commission that would ban both dogs and alcohol from Shell Key. In a longer story linked to in the post and available here, the the regional coordinator for the Audubon Society of Florida, Ann Paul, noted the importance of the island as habitat for nesting shore birds:

"These birds are sort of inherently limited in what they will accept as appropriate nesting sites . . . So many places that these species have used in the past are no longer available."

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