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.