The Florida Everglades was once six million acres of pristine wilderness. Today, it has been literally cut in half to three million acres and has been logged, burned, drained, developed and sequestered into sloughs and canals -- all of which are having monumental impacts on the birds and other wildlife that call the Everglades their home. We speak with two special guests today, Keely Weyker and Cesar Becerra, about the importance of the Florida Everglades -- and the measures being taken to restore it. The fate of the wildlife, particularly the birds, hangs in the balance. To find out more about Keely Weyker and the Everglades Foundation go to www.evergladesfoundation.org. To find out more about Cesar Becerra go to www.sofloweird.com. Info on Marjorie Stoneman Douglas at https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/historyculture/msdouglas.htm. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Access the BIRD HUGGER Newsletter here: www.birdhuggerpodcast.com. Send your questions about birds and native gardening to firstname.lastname@example.org. (PG-13) St. Dymphna Press, LLC.