Southwest Florida’s valuable salt marshes in danger

Sun Times: Say the words “salt marsh,” and some people will think of swarms of mosquitoes, and others will have no idea what you’re talking about. But these little-known coastal plant communities are very important habitats that are being threatened by rising sea level. According to a recent study by Jim Beever, principal planner for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, area salt marshes are migrating landward ahead of rising sea level where possible — some authorities say that, in a best-case......

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