Monday, December 18, 2006

Some Swampland in Florida

Water, wetlands, and swamps -- Florida doesn't have a complete monopoly on these, but our state's sogginess has shaped its past and seeps into its future.

A special online report from the St. Petersburg Times:

Vanishing Wetlands.

A couple of sites about the Green Swamp:

Interactive Green Swamp from the Southwest Florida Water Management District

Green Swamp River Project from the University of South Florida -St. Petersburg's Florida Studies Program.

Some books about Florida wetlands and swamps:

The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, by Michael Grunwald (Simon and Schuster, 2006)

Swamp Song: A Natural History of Florida's Swamps, by Ron Larson (University Press of Florida, 1995)

Down to the Waterline: Boundaries, Nature, and the Law in Florida, by Sara Warner (University of Georgia Press, 2005)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I lived in Pasco for 6 years and a friend took me to the Green Swamp. Do you know that the Stearns Peat people are constantly trying to gain access to the swamp to strip it for peat? It's beautiful there and if you want to see deer (not kill them) that's the place to go (especially now).


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