Friday, February 11, 2011
I read in a local newspaper (I seriously can't remember which one) last week that the state Department of Environmental Protection had thought they might close Savannas State Park located along much of the Atlantic Coast between Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach. This park contains nearly all of the remaining populations of the fragrant prickly-apple (Harrisia fragrans), an endangered cactus species! It is a federally listed endangered species of the United States! You can read more about this cactus Here, on Wikipedia. The pic seen is from there as well.
Luckily, I see news has just come out stating that Governor Rick Scott
said no just TODAY to the idea of closing some of Florida's state parks as a cost-cutting measure!!! Whew...I was so worried! It was to be possibly 53 out of 160 parks! Read more about it: HERE. Now, I just have to get in my car, drive up there and see this cactus for myself! When I do (and it will be very soon), I will take pictures and you all will be the first to see!
I am feeling really good right now to hear this wonderful news! Here is a link to Savannas State Park, if you want to check it out sometime!