Time To Write: How Can I Make Money from Writing? Free Writers Guide

 

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YOU know how it is. 

I was 11 when I wrote my first short story: early fanfiction I titled “TARZAN VS CLYDE BEATTY.”  I knew even as my story spilled onto the paper that THIS is what I loved doing — writing.  I submitted stories to the popular magazines through my teens and just into my twenties I sold my first short story, a science fantasy yarn to IF Magazine that would be picked for a couple World’s-Best-SF-Stories-of-the-Year book collections.

After that, I sold more stories commercially, some even published under my own name.

Needing to make a full-time living, I took the Holland College Culinary Course, got my journeyman trade papers and cooked in commercial kitchens.  A quick three decades later I found myself suddenly knocked out by RADS (Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome) in the workplace.  Refused any compensation by my insurance company and provincial Worthless Comp, I knew it was time…

Time to write.

Full Time.

Even then there was an avid market for well-crafted online content.  And I found it.  Sold fact-checked articles to markets like eHow, Livestrong and Ask.com.  Was accepted by Demand Studios, where I found as many article assignments as I could handle.  On freelance writers’ sites I found assignments for webpage online content.  Some of these were credited — most not.  Didn’t matter, the checks cleared.

Today, the markets are still out there.  And here’s why: as one editor told me, “In 2018, for all the changes, it’s still all about Google Word Search.”

Word Search.  And that’s great news for those of us who work with words, eh?  And there are changes happening that mean even more good news for writers.

What does this mean for you?

Over the last year, Google has put less relevance in hyperlinks, backlinks (the reciprocal link strategy has totally collapsed), sitemaps and website age, to the point where, as one SEO guru told me: “2018  may see these elements lose all importance.  What Google will be demanding are search results that are real interpretations of a webpage’s relevance, importance, popularity, readability, authority, accuracy and even integrity.  In this age of deceit and fake news, integrity may be the new Holy Grail of the top search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.”

In fact, many marketers are already expanding their purchase of online articles and webpage content again, seeking quality, originality and veracity.  Keywords, SEO, good research and topical themes are hot again.  The Good Old Days are back!

 

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“RECOMMENDED!”

 

Yes, if you’re like a lot of writers, you’ve had the love of writing for as long as you can remember. Whether you wrote short stories as a child or have always dreamed of being a published author, it’s probably always been something you hoped you could do for a living.

But when you realized that the chances of getting a book published were small or the job competition in journalism was fierce, it may have seemed a career as a writer was simply dream.

Well, writing for a living — a very good and comfortable living — doesn’t need to be a dream.

“Writer Help Wanted!

It’s simply time to shift your thinking and upgrade your strategy because in today’s virtual world, there are tremendous opportunities for writers to carve out their own opportunities, all from their writing skills.

It’s not like taking a job in the real world, where you take what you can get. You can be selective when bringing your writing skills online because there really is a market for just about everything.

Q: “How can I make money from writing?”
A: Here are the Top 4 ways you can earn an income from writing:

  1. Work as a freelancer and apply to the many thousands of job listings you can find online.
  2.  Start your own writing business where you serve a clientele of people that you love to work with.
  3. Create your own books and information products that you sell, building your loyal audience along the way.
  4. Publish free content (think blogs, social media) and monetize it with offers for products you get paid for.

Which you decide will probably depend on your immediate needs, preferences and long term goals. Let’s go through these options to see what might be best for you.

1 – Freelancing

There is no shortage of writing jobs online. You can find writing opportunities on topics you’re interested in from sites like Upwork, Freelancer and other sites.

You can write articles, books, advertisements, blog posts and other forms of content that clients need. These are the perfect opportunities to start earning cash right away and to get started writing for money.

The only problem is this: not all listings are created equally.  You’ll quickly find a lot of low paying jobs from companies who have unreasonable demands.  You have to be careful and do your homework in finding the right jobs.

You need to find a top writers’ site that actually does a lot of this job sorting for their members and provides them with featured listings with the best writing jobs available out there.

Working with clients can also be a challenge because you are subject to their deadlines and demands. You will have to account for the time spent searching and applying for jobs because you aren’t paid for that. But if you can pick up a job or two, you’ll start seeing money coming in and if you do a good job, the client is likely to hire you again.

2 – Your Own Writing Business

While freelancing sites are great for getting your first jobs, if you plan to continue to write for clients, the next logical step is to start your own writing business.

Instead of just applying for random jobs, you decide what type of writing you do and what kind of client you work with. And your clients come to you, instead of you chasing down work constantly.

Running your own business offers the following benefits:

  • You get to determine your rates and have more control over deadlines and other details of projects.
  • You are able to attract your ideal client and work solely with people who are a pleasure to work for.
  • One of the best ways to get more business is through word of mouth and having your own business makes it easy for people to refer clients to you.

Setting up your own business isn’t too complicated. All it takes is a website and you’re ready to start finding clients and developing long term relationships with them.

3 – Books and Information Products

When you work for clients, it’s essential to remember that you only get paid for the time you’re working and that makes it difficult to scale that business or experience the freedom that comes with truly being your own boss.

So instead of serving clients, you become your own publisher.  You have unlimited earning potential because you’re creating content once and selling it over and over again.

You can publish books on platforms like Amazon Kindle. Or you can create information products or ebooks and selling them from your own website.

The benefits of this are:

  • As mentioned, you create the content once and sell it over and over again.
  • You grow your own audience of buyers that you can continue to sell products to.
  • You create content on your own terms and aren’t tied to client project specifications and deadlines.

If you’ve already got writing skills and interest in a topic, creating a product is quite simple and it doesn’t cost a thing.

4 – Monetized Content

Just like publishing books and information products, monetized content allows you to be in complete control of the work you do.

Basically, you pick a niche topic an you create free content on blogs, offer a newsletter, post on social media and more. You attract an audience that is looking for content on the topics you write about and then you monetize that content.

You can monetize your content by:

  • Recommending products as an affiliate for other companies. The company provides you with a special referral link and when someone buys from that link, you earn a commission.
  • Displaying advertising on your website. You can sell ad spots or work with an ad network like Google Adsense, which pays you whenever someone clicks the links on your page.
  •  Create your own books and information products that you sell to the audience consuming your content.

A Couple Things to Keep in Mind

Where you start in your goal to earn from your writing is up to you, but keep these things in mind…

Pick One Approach to Focus On

Many writers try to balance trying to get clients and creating their own info products and that is a tough way to go. Often the products never get done or the client work suffers.

Instead, put your full effort into one thing and you’ll see success more quickly. Eventually, you can start adding and adjusting as you see some success, but when you’re brand new and just learning the ropes, doing more than one thing dilutes your success.

Be the Best at What You Do

If you’re working with clients, always do your best work, meet your deadlines and avoid making excuses. Be prepared for constructive criticism and respond to it appropriately. If you have a new client, first impressions are critical, so do everything you can to ensure their experience with you is flawless. A new client is potentially a repeat client that can earn you a lot of money over time, so make the best impression possible.

If you’re venturing out on your own, creating your own products or publishing content yourself, always think of how you can serve your audience best and do what you can to do deliver that. Check out what other people are doing in your niche and work to stand out from the crowd to grow a loyal audience.

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Best Mystery Stories: Recommended Mystery Reading for 2018

 

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

 

Who doesn’t love a Mystery?

Despite the early success of the Western (and Northwestern) fiction in the first years of the 20th Century and the later rise of imaginative fiction — Fantasy and Science Fiction — over the past few decades, I still think that Mystery fiction has been our dominant popular literary form for well over a hundred years.

For me, so long ago, it was (after reading and loving his THE LOST WORLD) Conan Doyle’s Sherlock and Watson cases that first captured me.

Maybe I had been conditioned by all those wilderness-set Northwesterns I read and loved as a boy, where Canadian Mounties always investigated and got their man. But policemen and private eyes seemed the natural Good Guys of our times.

Today, I watch for the annual “Best” nominations for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards to show me the Mysteries I’ve missed. Immediately download Free Samples of ’em all on my Kindle — then get the complete stories of the Must-Haves.

So — Listen!

“Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at our 72nd Gala Banquet, April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.”

And the nominees are…

BEST NOVEL

THE DIME by Kathleen Kent (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
PRUSSIAN BLUE by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
A RISING MAN by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus Books)
THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY by Hannah Tinti (Penguin Random House – The Dial Press)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

SHE RIDES SHOTGUN by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins – Ecco)
DARK CHAPTER by Winnie M. Li (Polis Books)
LOLA by Melissa Scrivner Love (Penguin Random House – Crown)
TORNADO WEATHER by Deborah E. Kennedy (Macmillan – Flatiron Books)
IDAHO by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

IN FARLEIGH FIELD by Rhys Bowen (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
RAGGED LAKE by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)
BLACK FALL by Andrew Mayne (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper Paperbacks)
THE UNSEEING by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks – Sourcebooks Landmark)
PENANCE by Kanae Minato (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
THE RULES OF THE BACKYARD CRICKET by Jock Serong (Text Publishing)

BEST FACT CRIME

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Penguin Random House – Doubleday)
THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
AMERICAN FIRE: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse (W.W. Norton & Company – Liveright)
THE MAN FROM THE TRAIN: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill and Rachel McCarthy James (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)
MRS SHERLOCK HOLMES: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca (St. Martin’s Press)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

FROM HOLMES TO SHERLOCK: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon by Mattias Bostrom (Grove/Atlantic – The Mysterious Press)
MANDERLEY FOREVER: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin’s Press)
MURDER IN THE CLOSET: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall by Curtis Evans (McFarland Publishing)
CHESTER B HIMES: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)
ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury USA)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Spring Break” – New Haven Noir by John Crowley (Akashic Books)
“Hard to Get” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Jeffery Deaver (Dell Magazines)
“Ace in the Hole” – Montana Noir by Eric Heidle (Akashic Books)
“A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House” – Atlanta Noir by Kenji Jasper (Akashic Books)
“Chin Yong-Yun Stays at Home” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
by S.J. Rozan (Dell Magazines)

BEST JUVENILE

AUDACITY JONES STEALS THE SHOW: by Kirby Larson (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)
VANISHED! By James Ponti (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)
THE ASSASSIN’S CURSE by Kevin Sands (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)
FIRST CLASS MURDER by Robin Stevens (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR)
NEWSPRINTS by Ru Xu (Scholastic – Graphix)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

THE CRUELTY by Scott Bergstrom (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group – Feiwel & Friends)
GRIT by Gillian French (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperTeen)
THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS by Jason Rekulak (Simon & Schuster)
LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster – Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers – Balzer + Bray)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“Episode 1” – The Loch, Teleplay by Stephen Brady (Acorn TV)
“Something Happened” – Law and Order: SVU, Teleplay by Michael Chernuchin
(NBC Universal/Wolf Entertainment)
“Somebody to Love” – Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)
“Gently and the New Age” – George Gently, Teleplay by Robert Murphy (Acorn TV)
“The Blanket Mire” – Vera, Teleplay by Paul Matthew Thompson & Martha Hillier (Acorn TV)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

“The Queen of Secrets” – New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray (Akashic Books)

GRAND MASTER

Jane Langton
William Link
Peter Lovesey

RAVEN AWARD

Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence Kansas

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Robert Pépin

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

THE VINEYARD VICTIMS by Ellen Crosby (Minotaur)
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW DEAR by Hallie Ephron (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
HE WIDOW’S HOUSE by Carol Goodman (HarperCollins – William Morrow Paperbacks)
UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann (Llewellyn Worldwide – Midnight Ink)
THE DAY I DIE by Lori Rader-Day (HarperCollins – William Morrow Paperbacks)

– Brian Alan Burhoe

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“I just discovered your blog recently and need to dig deeper into it. That post on Mountie fiction is great.” James Reasoner

When our Canadian Mounted Police first arrived in the lawless North-West Territories, they soon entered our National Mythology.  A look at the many writers, from Ralph Connor and James Oliver Curwood to William Byron Mowery and Ian Anderson, who helped create that magnificent Mythology.  Amply illustrated with glorious book and magazine covers.  FREE TO READ ==>  The GREATEST AUTHORS OF NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FICTION

QUESTION: Which popular Mounted Police Writer was Mary Higgins Clark talking about when she said, “His talents as a teacher, however, were huge and he set my feet firmly on the path that I had been seeking all my life.”

 

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Of Whales & Orangutans: Rewilding Endangered Species

 

Bornean Baby Orangutan Born at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

 

“Admiral, there be whales here!” Montgomery “Scotty” Scott

I have mixed feelings about zoos. Some zoos and aquariums are just a notch above circuses, whose time has gone. Others are serving partly as sanctuaries for genuinely endangered species — animals disappearing in the wild.

And sanctuaries are essential. Maybe we can save — and even increase through new births — those species on the brink of disappearing forever. Keep them until — like future Humankind in STAR TREK: THE VOYAGE HOME — we outgrow our ignorance and learn to make way for all the wild creatures. Release ’em all back into the wilderness.  Rewilding them all, including whales and orangutans.

So here’s great news from a Zoo…

“New year, new zoo baby! Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo welcomes 2018 with the birth of a rare Bornean orangutan baby.”

The endangered primate was born in the early morning on January 6th, 2018, to experienced mother Dee Dee, weighing in at an estimated 3 pounds. There are fewer than 100 Bornean orangutans in 24 AZA-accredited institutions in North America, making this birth very significant for the species and the Tampa community.

Dee Dee is quite the experienced mother, already giving birth four times successfully and this will be father, Goyang’s third baby at the Zoo.

In October, a human pregnancy test confirmed that Dee Dee was pregnant. The Zoo’s animal care team and veterinary staff worked closely with Dee Dee to voluntarily participate during ultrasounds.

“Dee Dee continues to do well with her female baby. As an experienced mother, she didn’t show any signs of any possible issues. We determined that Dee Dee’s baby had turned during one of her regular ultrasound exams,” said Dr. Ray Ball, VP of Medical Sciences at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

“Careful monitoring and pre-natal care are important, but so is privacy. With veterinary medicine, the baby determines the day of birth, but the mom determines the time. With no signs of a high risk pregnancy, we let her take care of the labor naturally — she determined when it would be time to deliver her baby.”

The Zoo is currently home to a group of seven endangered orangutans and participates in the Bornean Orangutan Species Survival Plan (SSP). The program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) protects wildlife species at risk of extinction. The baby will be the tenth Bornean orangutan born at the Zoo. [1]

“This is a significant birth for the entire critically endangered Bornean orangutan population,” said Chris Massaro, General Curator at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. “It’s important to have the community along for this journey. We hope Dee Dee’s story inspires the public to become advocates for this incredible species and learn about the perils they face in the wild.”

Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, the longhaired red great apes can be found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. The species is considered endangered in the wild due to critical habitat loss, increased use of palm oil, poaching and pet trade. The population declined more than 50% during the last 60 years.

But as long as we continue to rescue them, continue to shelter them, then hopefully they will continue to survive — until that future day when all of endangered wildlife can make their voyage home.  Home to Mother Earth.

– Brian Alan Burhoe

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[1] To learn more about Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, go to lowryparkzoo.org.
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Title: Of Whales & Orangutans: Rewilding Endangered Species

Source: Civilized Bears, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo & PRNewswire

Keywords: animal rescue, Bornean orangutan baby, Bornean orangutans, orangutan baby birth, Dee Dee, endangered primate, endangered species, longhaired red great apes, rewilding, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, wildlife

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The Last Known Dancing Bears in Nepal Rescued by Jane Goodall Group!

 

Good News!  Captured Bears Who Were Tortured and Forced to Dance are Rescued

 

 

“They are inoffensive, good-natured fellows, who pay not the slightest attention to anybody,” Grey Owl once wrote about wild bears.

“Your bear is really a good fellow, and will eat just about anything that you give him, or that you inadvertently leave lying around, just to show you that his heart is in the right place.  He has a humourous outlook on life, and a few minor depredations should not be allowed to detract from his character.  He expects you to be very broad-minded; and why not?”

I love Grey Owl’s take on bears.

He told once of a woman he knew who entered her wilderness camp “to find in it what she thought was a large black dog, who was making himself very much at home, and who regarded her entrance with supreme indifference.  Somewhat nettled by this cavalier behaviour, the lady administered a severe drubbing to the intruder first with the flat of her hands and then with the broom, only to discover of a sudden that it was no dog at all, but a middle-sized bear, who behaved with admirable restraint and allowed himself to, so to speak, be swept out of the house…” [From Grey Owl’s TALES OF AN EMPTY CABIN chapter “The Bears of Waskesieu.”]

I’ve seen bears in the wild.  They — if you keep your distance — love to play.   Have you ever seen bears rubbing their backs on their favourite scratching trees, with a look of utter satisfaction on their faces?  Smiling — yes, bears smile!  Have you seen cubs chasing dandelion seeds on the wind?  Rolling with delight in blueberry bushes?  I’ve never seen bears dancing in complete abandon in the wildwood, but I’ve heard that they do…

I’ve never seen a bear dance in captivity, either, and never want to.  It’s old, that practice.  Worldwide.  Dancing bears are stolen from their mothers and subjected to brutal training techniques to make them submissive enough to perform for tourists.  It’s about money, and about cold crass cruelty.

But the times are changing.  Listen!

“A dramatic rescue of two tortured sloth bears took place in Nepal by the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal, with support from World Animal Protection and Nepali police. The rescued bears were in an extremely distressed state when they were rescued, displaying signs of psychological trauma.”

These are the last two known Nepali-owned illegal “dancing bears.” Like so many performing animals, Rangila, a 19-year-old male, and Sridevi, a 17-year-old female, were sold to their owner to be used as dancing bears – a cruel, outlawed practice where bears are made to “dance” as entertainment for crowds of people.

Bears like Rangila and Sridevi are snatched from their mother at an early age and brutally forced into a life of wretched performance for a human audience.

Their owner had pierced each cub’s nose with a length of burning hot iron and shoved a rope through it – to retain control of the large animals.

Harsh training methods are then used in order to make them submissive enough to perform for tourists.

With the help of local police, the bears were found in Iharbari, Nepal via mobile phone tracking of the owners. The rescue was emotional for all involved, and the bears were in “an extremely distressed state, showing signs of psychological trauma such as cowering, pacing, and paw sucking.”

The two bears were taken for temporary care at the Amlekhgunj Forest and Wildlife Reserve.  Soon they will be in a permanent home and refuge where they will learn about human kindness and love.

World Animal Protection has a 20-year history of working with local partners to bring an end to such cruelty. Having seen an end to bear dancing in Greece, Turkey and India, the NGO is also close to phasing out bear baiting in Pakistan.

Neil D’Cruze of World Animal Protection explained:
“Rangira and Sridevi have suffered for too long in captivity since they were poached from the wild. It’s extremely distressing to see animals being stolen from the wild, and the sad reality is there are more wild animals suffering across the world, purely for the entertainment of tourists. I am pleased that for these two sloth bears at least, a happy ending is finally in sight.” [1]

Manoj Gautam of Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal reported:
“We are thrilled that the last two known Nepali dancing bears have been rescued from their lifetime of suffering. After a year of tracking them, using our own intelligence and in cooperation with local police, our hard effort and dedication has helped to bring an end to this illegal tradition in Nepal.”

The suffering of bears in Asia is still not over, and World Animal Protection continues its campaign to protect bears.

Still more work to do, my friend.

– Brian Alan Burhoe

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[1] Learn more about ending bear dancing at www.worldanimalprotection.ca/our-work/animals-wild/ending-bear-dancing. For more information, including interviews, photos and video footage, contact Carla Pisarro at carlapisarro@worldanimalprotection.us.org.

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Wild Burros of Death Valley Rescued from Contract Hunters

 

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue to Lead “Save Death Valley’s Wild Burros” Project

 

 

Wild burros.

Living icons of the Old Southwest.

Those wild descendants of the tough little pack animals of Spanish explorers of the 1500’s, old time gold prospectors and early national park builders still roam those bleak wildlands.  They’re found now in parts of Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and north into Oregon.

There’s even a statue of Brighty the Burro in the Grand Canyon Lodge, the little donkey who carried Teddy Roosevelt’s packs on his historic Colorado River trip. [1]

For years those little animals (the word is from burrīcus, “small horse”) freely roamed the wilder areas of the American Southwest, even in Death Valley.

But the passage of the US “Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act” in 1971 changed things. Since then, the official NPS policy has been one of “direct reduction,” and, as one writer has revealed, “thousands of burros have either been shot by contract hunters or harried to their doom.” [2]

In 2002, the feds updated the “Wild and free-roaming horses and burros” plan, becoming the “General Management Plan of Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve.” It directed the NPS to adopt a “no burro or wild horse” strategy — the “destruction of any remaining burros…”

But there is a group of dedicated animal rescuers doing something about it: the amazing Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. [3]

Beginning its drive in late 2017, the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (PVDR) is “working in conjunction with the NPS to safely relocate the estimated 2,500 wild burros from the Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve over the next five years.”

PVDR will be using “only humane methods for capturing the wild burros before transporting them to training facilities where they will be made ready for adoption throughout the US. In order to accommodate the influx of wild burros into the PVDR system, a new training facility is currently being built in northwest Arizona.”

Like its previous rescues, where wild burros were given a new home in Texas, “this new project will be funded entirely by private donations, foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. No tax payer money will be used by Peaceful Valley.”

PVDR has two great Donkey Adoption Programs:

The Pet or Companion Animal Adoption Program — In order for a donkey to be considered “adoptable” it must meet certain criteria: it must be trainable and people-friendly, easily accept a halter and calmly stand for trimming. Only geldings and jennets (females) are available for adoption. Adopted donkeys cannot be bred. Adequate shelter and fencing must be provided. Donkeys must be kept on adopter’s property (no boarding facilities).

The Guardian Donkey Adoption Program — “Designed to place untamed jennets with farmers and ranchers. Upon adoption, these jennets will be trained to act as guardians for sheep, goats, or cattle. Guardian donkey should be placed with the flock or herd and treated as a member of the flock or herd. Guardian donkeys are trained to work alone, adding other equine or guardian animals will disrupt the desired behavior. Guardian donkeys cannot be used for pet donkeys.”

Great programs, great group!

– Brian Alan Burhoe

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IF SO, YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ WOLFBLOOD — MY MOST POPULAR ANIMAL STORY:

“I JUST READ WOLFBLOOD AGAIN FOR GOOD MEASURE.  ONE FOR ANY WOLF LOVER.  ENJOYED IT BUT WISH IT WAS A FULL LENGTH NOVEL.” – Gina Chronowicz @ginachron

“GREAT SHORT STORY!  DOES REMIND ME OF CALL OF THE WILD, WHITE FANG…” – Evelyn @evelyn_m_k

A “delightful, inspiring drama” in the Jack London Tradition of a lone Northern Wolf and it’s search for its place in the vast Canadian wildlands.  FREE TO READ ==>  WOLFBLOOD: A Wild Wolf, A Half-Wild Husky & A Wily Old Trapper

 

 

[1] SEE “Teddy Bears, Grizzly Bears & Teddy Roosevelt’s National Wildlife Refuge System” at www.civilizedbears.com/teddy-bears-grizzly-bears-national-wildlife-refuge-system/.

[2] For an essential, though chilling, look at the history of the federal Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act, see Deanne Stillman’s Huffington Post article The Last Burros of the Mojave Desert: A Christmas Story that Needs A Happy Ending.

[3] About PVDR: Peaceful Valley has rescued over 9,000 donkeys in its 17-year career. They currently have over 3,200 donkeys under their direct care in over 30 locations. Peaceful Valley, with its nationwide network of Ranch Facilities, Sanctuaries and Satellite Adoption Centers, is the country’s leader in rescue, sanctuary, adoption and education. Founded by Mark and Amy Meyers in 2000, PVDR has become the largest rescue of its kind, operating all across the United States and Caribbean.

To Learn More About Donkey Rescue and Adoption, Or To Donate Now, Go To the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue site.

Or Contact
Mark Meyers
Executive Director
Email 185893@email4pr.com
www.pvdr.org

Wild Burros of Death Valley Rescued from Contract Hunters

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Country Singer Miranda Lambert Asks Us To Save A Mutt This Season

 

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Partners with Petmate To “Save A Mutt” This Holiday Season

 

 

Country singer Miranda Lambert has always supported animal rescue.

The singer of such hits as “The House That Built Me,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and (her song from her ACM Album of the Year “The Weight of These Wings”) “Tin Man” continues to spend as much time helping animals as her busy career allows.

She may have sung “By the way there, Mr Tin Man, if you don’t mind the scars, you give me your armor and you can have my heart,” but Miranda admits that homeless dogs “just love you unconditionally and know that you saved them and gave them a better life.”

Oh oh, Blake, is she saying that dogs (and a lot of other animals) are more loving and loyal than many humans?  Actually, we’re hearing that sentiment a lot, lately.  May have said it ourselves…

Miranda’s love for animals expresses who she “really is.” While volunteering at local shelters, she adopted her first puppy Delilah as a companion when she started touring.

Since then, she’s adopted dogs called Waylon, Bellamy, Cher, Delta Dawn, Jessi and Black Betty – “and counting!”

To help shine the spotlight on rescue animals and shelters, Miranda and her mom Bev Lambert founded MuttNation Foundation in 2009 to ensure that “as many dogs as possible would have a safe and happy place to call home.” [1]

It became Miranda’s mission to “promote and facilitate the adoption of shelter pets, encourage spay and neuter for all pets, and educate the public about the importance and beneficial impact of these actions.”

Texas-born Miranda was completing the European stretch of her “Highway Vagabond” tour when Hurricane Harvey slammed into her home state. She — like so many others — watched helplessly from afar as the Category 4 storm decimated parts of her beloved Texas.

Ever the animal advocate, the singer took action as soon as she got home, mobilizing volunteers and employees from her dog rescue foundation, MuttNation, to assist shelters in the Houston area, moving dogs who were currently in the shelters to make room for those displaced by the storm.

“There were so many moments that moved me to tears,” Miranda said.  “One of them happened when we were moving dogs out of one of the shelters and people kept coming in with dogs in their arms saying, ‘This dog was in my yard, it’s not mine.’  The poor dogs were scared to death.  But at the same time, a lot of people stopped by to bring dog food, water and snacks — for the dogs and for the volunteers too!”

With Christmas coming, Miranda has explained, “All my life I have felt such a yearning to find homes for them. I couldn’t be more thrilled about all the hard work and accomplishments of MuttNation this year and cannot wait to see the difference we can make throughout this holiday season,”

In this season of giving, MuttNation underscores its commitment to “animal rescue in a consolidated effort to engage with pet lovers at all levels.”

Miranda’s — and MuttNation’s — story is a wondrous story of love and caring.

Brian Alan Burhoe

Did you like this Animal Rescue Post?

IF SO, YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ WOLFBLOOD — MY MOST POPULAR ANIMAL STORY:

“I JUST READ WOLFBLOOD AGAIN FOR GOOD MEASURE.  ONE FOR ANY WOLF LOVER.  ENJOYED IT BUT WISH IT WAS A FULL LENGTH NOVEL.” – Gina Chronowicz @ginachron

“GREAT SHORT STORY!  DOES REMIND ME OF CALL OF THE WILD, WHITE FANG…” – Evelyn @evelyn_m_k

A “warmhearted, truthful, captivating tale” in the Jack London Tradition of a lone Gray Wolf and it’s longing for it’s place in the Great Northwoods.  FREE TO READ ==>  WOLFBLOOD: A Wild Wolf, A Half-Wild Husky & A Wily Old Trapper

 

 

[1] MuttNation Foundation was founded in 2009 to “improve the lives of shelter pets.” Miranda and her mom Bev Lambert were not looking to start another business — they were “hoping to build a network of like-minded dog lovers who were passionate about making a difference in an animal’s life and placing homeless dogs in forever homes.”

In addition to rescue and adoption programs, pet lovers can shop MuttNation to help save a mutt. The MuttNation collection from Petmate®, the worldwide provider of fun, trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, offers pet lovers a wonderful opportunity to give back to the rescue community while giving love to their own special four-legged family members. All of Miranda’s proceeds from the MuttNation pet collection go directly to MuttNation Foundation — muttnation.com.

“We proudly share Miranda’s commitment to rescue and adoption efforts,” says Chris Wilson, Petmate’s executive vice president of marketing and new product development. “That commitment has been at the root of our company’s culture since our inception more than fifty years ago. Our partnership with MuttNation and the development of this wonderful collection of products designed with dogs’ well-being in mind, helps us all support the important work of MuttNation.” For more information, visit petmate.com.

Country Singer Miranda Lambert Asks Us To Save A Mutt This Season

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BURHOE FAMILY HISTORY: the First Burhoe Lived a Long Long Life

 

A Look at the Burhoe Family Tree from One Green Branch

 

 

Here’s something I’ve noticed about our family — going right back to the First Burhoe…

We love the Coastlands.  Those areas of forest, farmland, rocks and occasional seaports that run just inland of the northern seas and oceans.  I’ve found a few Burhoes living way inland, from Calgary to Arizona.  But the greatest number of us live down the Atlantic coast and back up the Pacific shore.

Why?  I’m thinking that it’s because the First Burhoe came from generations of Guernsey Islanders — coastlanders all — and settled down to farm a 100-acre lot on Isle Saint-Jean (now Prince Edward Island) in 1783, down by the open water.

So who was that First Burhoe?

As I’ve written in my “Life & Works” post: “I learned years later that I was supposed to be named ‘John.’

“The first-born male of each generation of Burhoes (such as me) was expected to be named in honour of the very first Burhoe: born on Guernsey Island in the English Channel, loyalist Jean Brehaut joined the British Army in 1776 at age 20 (his name being misspelled ‘John Burhoe’ in the regimental records) and mustered out of the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteer Regiment in 1783 to settle locally, keeping his new name…” [1]

Based in Halifax, the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteer Regiment was a battalion of infantry raised to protect the Colony of Nova Scotia during dangerous times — it was an age of privateers and pirates.  Like a number of other volunteer regiments, they wore distinctive green uniforms with white facing.  John Burhoe was one of a group sent to defend Prince Edward Island and, receiving “six months provisions,” he settled there upon discharge to work his granted land.

And the First Mrs Burhoe?  Jane Douglas was born in 1758 at the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.  Her father, Lieutenant James Douglas of the Scottish Highland Regiment, was killed one year after her birth in the battle for the Plains of Abraham, Québec.  Jane’s mother died a few months later and the orphaned girl was “taken and looked after by a man named Henry Gouldrup.”  As an adult, Jane was widowed with children when she first met our John.

Jane and John married on November 8, 1787 at Frenchford Creek.  They settled on John’s Royal grant of 100 acres on York River, a portion of Lot 32, and “built a house and improved near Charlotte Town.”  In 1792 they increased their holdings with the purchase of land at Squaw Bay, where they built a new farm.

John and Jane would have six children together: Susannah, John, Robert, William, Richard and James. [2]

John’s first cousin, Henry Brehaut, arrived from Guernsey Island in 1805, settling as a farmer in the Murray Harbour area of Prince Edward Island.  The two sides of the family still have many descendants there — Burhoe and Brehaut, thriving on that land of rich farmlands and red-sand beaches. [3]

Other descendants of John and Jane Burhoe wandered south: settling in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, down the seacoast into Maine, New England, Virginia, Florida, always along the coasts…

Jane Burhoe died in 1854, she was 96.  John Burhoe passed in 1856, age 100.  Long lives — “They were always together.”

A handwritten genealogy from New England (circa 1954) I’ve come into concludes: “The history of the Burhoe family shows that they are long lived, sturdy people, quiet, earnest, deep thinkers and religious…”  I’ve always heard “loyal, honest, hardworking and bookish.”

Reviewing their stories over the generations, we seem to make worthy farmers, carpenters, boatbuilders, soldiers, preachers and teachers.  Good for us!

– Brian Alan Burhoe

 

SOURCES:  Some of the historic information above is from “An Island Family” by Albert William Wood and historic material sent to my cousin Grace by researchers of the Burhoe/Brehaut Family history in PEI and Maine.

Painting above, “The Sea and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia,” by Mary Lee Burhoe at ==>> Mary Lee Folk Art

[1] To read more of Burhoe family history from our own green branch, you’ve gotta SEE Life & Works of Brian Alan Burhoe – All About Us & More 

And OUT OF MY FATHER’S SHAVING BOX: Dad’s War, Algonquin Regiment & Liberation of Holland

[2] “Susannah, John, Robert…”  These would become common Christian names in the Burhoe family for generations to come, as well as names such as Mary, Abigail, Knight, Ingram and Theophilus.

[3] Origin and meaning of the name Brehaut: Most modern sources casually list the meaning of “Brehaut” as French for “House on a Hill.”  But the Dictionnaire Etymologique de France says the name goes way back to an early Germanic word “Brek-hari” — literally meaning “broken-army,” referring to soldiers returning home after being discharged, war vets.

Although probably of coastal Bretagne (Brittany) origin, the Brehaut family grew and flourished from the early 1300’s in the parish of Torteval on the western coast of Guernsey Island.  The most common Brehaut Christian name there has historically been “Jean” — still is.  Although spelled “BREHAUT,” in Guernsey the name has always traditionally been given the Norman French pronunciation of “BERHAUT,” i.e. Bur-hoe.

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How To Write Ebooks – Writing Amazon Kindle Book Now

 

“WRITING IS A LONELY JOB.  HAVING SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU MAKES A LOT OF DIFFERENCE.”  Stephen King

 

 

Happy Birthday, Kindle!

It’s been 10 years since Amazon launched its Kindle Program.

That first Kindle e-reader was released on a late November day of 2007.  It cost $399.00.  It sold out in five hours.

Aspiring writers quickly discovered that new ebooks sold.  Some became bestsellers.  HUGE bestsellers.

As more writers rode the rising tide, new writers continued to discover Bestsellerdom. But an increasing number of authors sank without a trace.

Became obvious that bestsellers didn’t just happen.  Time had come to have a shrewd marketing program.  And here’s the most bitter truth: TIME IS WASTING — with each day, hundreds of more competitors are self-publishing their own new works ahead of you!

An example of effective writing, top-rate content and shrewd marketing is Stefan Pylarinos’ ebook KINDLE MONEY MASTERY: How I Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing Revealed – How To Sell Ebooks.

This book not only became a bestseller, but became THE Marketing Manual for successful self-published authors.

And now Stefan Pylarinos has written and published HOW TO WRITE A BOOK IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.

“HOW TO WRITE A BOOK IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS is a comprehensive training program where I show you step-by-step how you can write a book in less than 24 hours, even if you’re not a good writer.”  Stefan Pylarinos (bestselling AMAZON author, six-figure marketer and coach)

IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING ON YOUR OWN TO WRITE THAT FIRST KINDLE BOOK THEN LET STEFAN SHOW YOU THE WAY…

 

 

“IT’S NOT HARD TO WRITE WHEN YOUR HAND IS LED BY YOUR HEART.”  Charles M Schulz

 

Way back in 2007, when Kindle was just exploding on the publishing scene, David Robertshaw, of Robertshaw Associates, wrote these prophetic words:

“The Internet is such a powerful tool and there is so much information about nowadays. As an author this is a double-edged sword.  With so much freely available information, why should I write eBooks?  Surely everything that can be said has already been said!

“Well, it’s just not true.  If you look around you everything is changing.  Just watch or read the news and you’ll see technology changes, ideas change and the attitudes and beliefs of entire countries change every single day.

“As an author, or even an aspiring author, the truth is that this is probably the best time to write an eBook and use all that Internet technology to your advantage.  You see, what publishers need is authors with a fresh outlook who can see problems in the perspective of the world as it is today — not the same old information thrown up again as it has already been done a thousand times before.

“That means if you’re an original thinker who can bring new suggestions or even solutions to old problems your talents will be highly sought after.”

Davids’s words are even truer today.

People want to know — and you can find your own fan base.

Make 2018 Your Year!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WRITE YOUR BOOK — NOW!!!

YES! CLICK HERE NOW! Write Your Book!
 

 

 

“THE BOOKS THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE CAN BE EASILY PUBLISHED IN KINDLE, NOOK, KOBO, SMASHWORDS OR EVEN ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE!  YOU CAN ALSO PUBLISH YOUR BOOKS AS PAPERBACK OR HARDCOVER BOOKS JUST AS EASILY.  YOUR CHOICE.  I’LL GUIDE YOU!” Stefan Pylarinos

“THE SCARIEST MOMENT IS ALWAYS JUST BEFORE YOU START.  AFTER THAT, THINGS CAN ALWAYS GET BETTER.”  Stephen King

“I THINK I’VE GOT SOMETHING.  I’M ONTO SOMETHING REALLY NEW.” Charles M Schulz, early years

“I GAVE UP TRYING TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE LONG AGO.  NOW I LET THEM TRY TO UNDERSTAND ME!” Charles M Schulz

“SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU’RE A GREAT WRITER, THE WORDS COME SO FAST YOU CAN HARDLY PUT THEM DOWN ON PAPER…   SOMETIMES.” Snoopy

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WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS Book Review: Wildlife Photographer Laura Crawford Williams in South America

 

Passionate Wildlife Photographer Laura Crawford Williams Takes Nature Lovers on Enthralling Visual Journey Through South America in Her Newly-Released Book WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America.

 

 

“IT’S UP TO THOSE OF US WHO KNOW WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT WILDLIFE TO INFORM THOSE WHO FOOLISHLY BELIEVE THEY CAN.” Wildlife Photographer Laura Crawford Williams

This Year’s current Deer hunting season in Nova Scotia must be a resounding successful one — for the hunters.  Those hunters have been laying out their big bags of apples and carrots in the woods for weeks, checking their game cams, trading up to bigger four wheelers and side x sides, shaking bottled doe urine on bushes to turn their stands into “kill plots” — this year they were even allowed by the provincial gov to hunt Sundays…

We live on an old farmstead.  Lots of gnarled, aging apple trees still dropping small but sweet apples on the ground.  Attracting lots of deer and other wildlife.

Well, the last couple weeks — not a single deer.  But we’ve seen a small bear.  Raccoons.  Rabbits.  Even a red squirrel rolling a big russet apple into the bushes.  Two juvenile bobcats sniffing around our deck.  Two foxes — a red one and a rare silver fox.  But the deer, even the little ones, are gone.

We love Wildlife.

And wildlife art.  Ever since I was a kid, my favourite artist was book illustrator Charles Livingston Bull, who drew magnificent artwork for fave writers like Sir Charles G D Roberts, Jack London and George Marsh.

Today, those classic illustrators are mostly replaced by skilled wildlife photographers doing beautiful work, showing us the wildest of places and the free, often endangered animals that live there.  Photographers like Laura Crawford Williams.

In three languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese, PR Newswire has just announced this exciting book publication:

“Wildlife photographer Laura Crawford Williams invites you to take a walk with her on the wild side and behold her breathtaking photography captured during her eight-year journey through South America’s most robust landscapes.”

Her book WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America, a stunning collection of unique animals in dramatic landscapes, is available now.

An internationally recognized and award-winning photographer, Williams captures and shares her inspiring journey within 244 vivid pages, accessible in both English and Spanish.

In WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS, she commemorates her colourful career. The exclusive images in this table top book resonate with a strong theme of conservation, allowing readers to connect to a world in need of exposure thousands of miles away.

“It’s been an amazing adventure, ten years in the making,” explained Laura. “It’s my sincere hope that WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS may influence others to care more about the unique, fragile and irreplaceable beauty of our world. It’s up to those of us who know we cannot live without wildlife to inform those who foolishly believe they can.”

Since 2007, she and partner German Ambrosetti traveled together as photographers and videographers, beside scores of conservation-minded individuals and organizations. Together they helped to protect threatened species in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil. Their dedication to conservation is poignantly reflected in this inspiring book.

Laura began her photographic career while walking her dog through the forests and prairies around her own home.

Her passion ignited, she began to take wildlife pictures further afield, from bears and snowy owls to lions and Rockhopper penguins.

Her love of photography came naturally and led her to success in many areas.

Laura’s work was soon being published and recognized by such magazines as National Geographic, National Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy and Nature’s Best.

With WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America she hopes to “inspire intellectual curiosity and invite others to share the same excitement and awe that I experience when working with wildlife in the field.”

The book was created in conjunction with Fundación Parques Nacionales de Argentina (Buenos Aires) and sponsorship from the Tompkins Foundation, Aves Argentina, and Guyaki Mate Company. Argentinian President Mauricio Macri has written the Foreword.

To quote TransMedia Group President Adrienne Mazzone, “every one of the 244 pages, featuring 113 beautifully captured species, inside Laura’s magnificent book is rivetingly poignant and beautiful.”

A Masterwork of the Wild Places.

Brian Alan Burhoe

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“GREAT SHORT STORY!  DOES REMIND ME OF CALL OF THE WILD, WHITE FANG…” – Evelyn @evelyn_m_k

A “warm, authentic, enchanting tale” in the Jack London Tradition of a solitary Gray Wolf and it’s search for its place in the Great Northwoods.  FREE TO READ ==>  WOLFBLOOD: A Wild Wolf, A Half-Wild Husky & A Wily Old Trapper

 

To see a thrilling sample of Bull’s illustrations, go to A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL, “AMERICA’S PREMIERE WILDLIFE ARTIST!”

About Laura Crawford Williams: Laura is a professional wildlife photographer and wildlife conservation advocate (lcwphoto.com). She’s earned multiple national and international awards for her photography and continues to make headlines. Her educational and professional background has provided her with a unique blend of scientific knowledge, technical expertise, visual skill and sensitivity. This diverse mix has helped her become successful in the competitive world of professional photography. It’s her mission to make a difference through her photography, while encouraging others to explore their own wildlife worlds!

To learn more about Laura and her book, see some of her magnificent wildlife photos, and even get a free screensaver featuring some of her images, go to wildlifeinwildlands.com.

Laura’s Big Cat, Little Cat photo above was taken in Duba Plains, Botswana, Africa.

En español: La fotógrafa de la vida silvestre Laura Crawford Williams le invita a recorrer con ella el lado salvaje y contemplar sus impresionantes fotografías, tomadas durante su viaje de ocho años por los paisajes más imponentes de América del Sur. FAUNA EN TIERRAS SILVESTRES: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America, una colección abrumadora de animales únicos en paisajes sensacionales, ya se encuentra en venta.

Em português: Laura Crawford Williams, fotógrafa de animais em seu habitat natural, convida você a fazer um passeio pela vida selvagem e contemplar suas fotografias de tirar o fôlego, tiradas ao longo de oito anos nos cenários mais robustos da América do Sul. VIDA SELVAGEM EM TERRENOS SELVAGENS: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America, uma maravilhosa coleção de animais únicos em cenários incríveis, já está disponível.

WILDLIFE IN WILD LANDS Book Review: Wildlife Photographer Laura Crawford Williams in South America

Source: Civilized Bears, Laura Crawford Williams & PRNewswire

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Wild Florida Manatees Return To Manatee Lagoon – See Manatee Cam

 

New Initiatives at Manatee Lagoon Featured for the 2017/2018 Manatee Season – Including Live Manatee Cam!

 

 

I tell ya, for a Northerner like me — from Atlantic Canada — those manatees are almost mythical beings.  Like mermaids, manticores and minotaurs.

Never seen one.  But knowing that wild manatees still swim free in the seas, alive and no longer on that dark list of human-endangered species (but still threatened) — fascinating stuff, my friend.

Those Gentle Giants of the Sea have been a protected species in American waters since 1903, when President Teddy Roosevelt, bless him, established the first National Wildlife Refuge at Pelican Island, Florida. [1]

And now it’s Manatee Season again!

So at least I can watch them on videos — and live online cams….

With just hours before the Sunshine State heralds the season that brings Florida’s favorite marine mammal migrating through state waterways, Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center™ is set to make a splash. New features will greet visitors as cooler temperatures prevail with the countdown to the 2017/2018 manatee season, Nov. 15 through March 31. [2]

“Anyone who has visited Manatee Lagoon and seen wild manatees in the refuge is sure to have a ‘manatee moment’ they can recall that personalized their experience,” explained Pam Rauch, vice president, external affairs and economic development for Florida Power & Light Company.

“Those experiences make it critical to continue with the mission of educating everyone about the importance of protecting manatees and the ecosystems they inhabit. That’s why Manatee Lagoon’s mission is so special.”

As water temperatures around Lake Worth Lagoon dip to 68 degrees or colder, manatees, also called sea cows, form their own aquatic meet-ups in the clean, warm-water discharge area of FPL’s Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. From the vantage point of the adjacent Manatee Lagoon facility, visitors have access to several viewing locations to see the immense creatures up close.

Additional initiatives to expand environmental stewardship this manatee season at Manatee Lagoon complement a full roster of Lake Worth Lagoon-themed art classes, lagoon-front wellness classes, environmental lectures, Junior Aqua Labs, and include:

  • Enhanced recycling with additional systems in place to separate, transport and dispose of recyclable items such as paper;
  • Reduced waste by eliminating straws, replacing the gift store’s plastic water bottles with recyclable boxed water and replacing the gift store’s single-use bags with reusable bags available for sale;
  • Starting a Floridian Native Garden with mangrove planters to integrate native flora into the center’s design to further highlight the ecological value native plants play in the environment;
  • An underwater cleanup event featuring Manatee Masters divers on Nov. 9 to remove trash from the surrounding waterway, particularly in the outflow area and along the shoreline. This event is used to educate the public about the importance of properly disposing trash on land to avoid garbage accumulation in waterways;
  • Installation of light-reducing window shades, which limit ultraviolet radiation and lower temperatures, decreasing impacts on the facility’s heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system;
  • A 215-gallon aquarium, which provides an up-close look at the smaller aquatic residents of Lake Worth Lagoon; and
  • New Manatee Masters team members recruited at Florida Atlantic University to provide additional guided tours including those for school and camp groups and lead programs and activities including Junior Aqua Labs and the Manatee Tales storytime series.

Wildlife officials encourage those who enjoy our waterways to watch out for manatees swimming in Florida’s rivers, bays or coastal waters and obey posted boat speed zones. Another option to check for manatee activity in the Lake Worth Lagoon area is to pay a visit to Manatee Lagoon’s manatee cam at http://www.visitmanateelagoon.com/manatee-cam.

Brian Alan Burhoe

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[2] About Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center™

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center™ features free admission and provides visitors engaging opportunities to learn about the threatened and unique Florida manatee and the Lake Worth Lagoon ecosystem it inhabits. The center hosts field trips for science programs, offering site-based enrichment and educational activities. Visitors will also understand the role power plants play in sustaining the species. The warm-water outflows from the adjacent FPL Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center attract hundreds of manatees each year during cold winter months. The waterfront facility provides opportunities for the public to learn more about these marine mammals and what is needed to protect their environment. The 16,000-sq.-ft. center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and is closed on major holidays. It offers two levels of exhibit and meeting space, a boardwalk to observe manatees in the Lagoon, picnic area, pavilion and gift shop. Manatee Lagoon hosts field trips and myriad educational and recreational activities from yoga and art classes to a Junior Aqua Lab and an environmental lecture series. For more information, go to: VisitManateeLagoon.com.

Source: Civilized Bears, Florida Power & Light Company and PR Newswire

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