3.07.2012

March 7, 2012

White Dog and The White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday
White Dog and the rest of the White Dog Army take seriously indicators that our beautiful planet is being damaged possibly beyond repair. They cannot imagine our mountain forests denuded of proud fragrant pine; but have watched drought weaken the stands and bark beetles eat the life from hundred year old conifers. We have visited once healthy fishing lakes that are now cesspools. Everywhere, it seems, we see the disrespectful and harmful touch of mankind on our environment. We shake our heads as we pick up trash on our hikes and carefully sort our own waste for recycling. White Dog and the rest of us worry that our wonderful World will someday (in the not so distant future) be merely a memory.

The WDA knows it is not alone and many are helping by doing their part to make a difference. But is it enough to reverse what has already been lost? The White Ones desperately want to leave behind a World where future pups can dig in soft pine needles and kitties can watch birds build nests in trees.

We cheer when we read of dedicated people who love the Earth applying smart ideas to the fix and proving to be successful. It gives us hope the we may yet be able to pull our Wonderful World from the brink and preserve the forests and rivers and coral reefs so future generations can experience the wonder we often take for granted.

The White Dog Army wants to share the work of one special man who is making a hands-on difference to our oceans. He deserves acknowledgement for his caretending efforts...

Florida Hero Rebuilds Endangered Coral Reefs
By Good News Network Saturday, March 03, 2012

Over a 40 year span, scuba enthusiast Ken Nedimyer watched helplessly as two of the most important corals went into drastic decline. Today, they are on the endangered species list and the reefs of the Florida Keys are among the most threatened in the world.

Reefs are often referred to as the rainforests of the sea. They attract more marine life than anywhere else in the ocean because of the natural shelter they provide. They also provide protection from storms for our coastal areas.

That passion led to Nedimyer start the Coral Restoration Foundation, which has grown more than 25,000 staghorn and elkhorn corals in underwater nurseries. He and his staff of volunteers work three days a week maintaining the nurseries just off Key Largo, which cover more than an acre of the ocean floor.

13 comments:

Nola said...

That's amazing!
Dachshund Nola

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I saw that happy turtle and the fish swimming in the coral reef that is being reborn.
This man really is a hero.
love
tweedles

Agnes B Bullock said...

That is amazing!

The quilt is DONE! In the mail tmorrow

GOOSE said...

He is a hero indeed. Just amazing.
Blessings,
Goose

Mr. Pip said...

Isn't that amazing! Wow, we need more heroes like this.

I am reading a book called Gone Tomorrow - it's basically the history of trash in America. How we went from using everything, not wasting in the 1800's through the Industrial Revolution into a consumption oriented, throw away society of today. It's fascinating and depressing at the same time ...

We have had such a mild winter here in IL - it's now in the 60's and should be in the 30's. Of course, it's nice to have warm weather, but when you think about what it really means ...it's scary.

KB said...

A hero, I agree. Thanks, WDA.

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you for your comment, being caught in the midst of so many animals it has been difficult to the progress in the chaos. Thank you for your encouragement and your beautifully chosen words. They were just what I needed to hear.

charlene and Storm said...

wow what an amazing post, what a fantastic person for rebuilding a coral reef, what an inspirational person xxx

Remington said...

Amazing!

Amber DaWeenie said...

If only there were more people on this planet that truly care. {sigh}

Brian said...

Yes, amazing fur sure! We all need to take car of our planet so it can continue to take care of us!

meowmeowmans said...

Amazing! Ken and his team of volunteers are doing heroic work for sure. Thank you for sharing this!

Casper said...

The decline of our planet is sad indeed. We all need to do our part.