Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Update: FPL is working with Miami-Dade County DERM and has pulled a NFC Permit (photos and copy of permit provided)

Work is ongoing as of Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  FPL sought and received a NFC Removal Permit issued 2-05-2019 (CLICK HERE to download and view).

Why is this important to me? See a guest post of October 18, 2018, What’s So Special about a 22 Acre Forest on Old Cutler Road, by Eduardo Varona.

This strand of Pine Rockland is part of the less than 2% of Pine Rockland habitat remaining in Miami-Dade County. It is of the utmost importance that we should be working to preserve and protect what little is left of it. We need everyone to join the fight to protect the remaining Pine Rocklands. 

I am providing some photos of the FPL work.  My understanding is that these new poles will reduce the foot print of the power poles within the Ludlum Pineland Preserve (actually part of FPL property as indicated on some of the signs that are posted throughout this area).

The Ludlum Pineland Preserved is a usual stop for the annual Palmetto Bay Earth Week family bike ride (3 photos from 2 past events posted below) where the ride group stops to gather, catch up and reflect upon the beauty / need to protect the few remaining strands of Pine Rocklands.

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