Thanks to girl, Shell Key’s birds safer, 26 December 2007, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
At 9 years old Nora Jade Flower is already a member of the Audubon Society of Florida with an affinity for spotting rare shorebirds.
She frequently volunteers for bird counts and conservation efforts with people four times her age.
She spoke before the Pinellas County Commission on behalf of one of her favorite places for bird watching, the Shell Key Preserve.
She was advocating the 2007 Shell Key Preserve Management Plan, which was adopted by the county in October and finalized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection earlier this month.
[Nora’s mother] homeschools Nora Jade and her younger brothers Miles, 7, and Ramsay, 2. Part of their education has been regular trips to the preserve.
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