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Volunteers Plant Hope listen

07/01/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The BP oil spill approaching Florida’s shores did not deter the community in St. Pete Beach from continuing its long-term natural beach erosion control project. About 150 volunteers, equipped with gloves and hand shovels, planted 5,000 sea oat seedlings to protect the beach and prevent beach erosion.

Carol Walker says that the sea oat seedlings give her hope. “I did this last year, I have been watching the growth of those we planted last year and it is very exciting to watch. I get involv...

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Crist tours Pinellas beaches, hears local oil concerns listen

06/07/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster might not be washing up on Tampa Bay’s shores, but local leaders are saying they want to be ready if it does. Today, Governor Charlie Crist visited the Pinellas beaches and got an earful about the sweeping impacts oil would have, as well as the havoc oil fears have already wrought on the local economy.

Governor Crist’s first stop...

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IWC Compromise Would Allow Commercial Whaling listen

03/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The International Whaling Commission is meeting in St. Pete Beach this week to discuss a possible lift of its 1986 ban on commercial whaling. Three of the delegation’s eighty-eight member nations continue to take whales using what some call loopholes in IWC policy. The proposed move has drawn fire from conservationists, and sparked a beach front protest.

Today the IWC began discussions on a compromise that would bring Japan, Iceland, and Norway into compliance by allowing them to whale, ev...

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Resident saves turtles for 30 years

08/03/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Bruno Falkenstein, a longtime volunteer, was awarded the citizen of the year by the City of St. Pete Beach for his commitment of looking after and nurturing sea turtles.

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