Two of Florida's rarest species could soon lose some of their last, best habitat if we don't speak up. The Miami-Dade County Commission is considering leasing several acres next to Zoo Miami for developers to build a waterpark, hotel and parking lot.
But this rare pine-rockland forest is home to imperiled Miami tiger beetles and endangered Florida bonneted bats, among other species. The area is a lifeboat for them in an already-overdeveloped county with seemingly endless construction.
Tell the Miami-Dade County commissioners to honor the area's natural heritage by working to protect, not sell out, these precious acres of pine rocklands.