Press – Northwest Florida Daily News

In a recent article about a potential Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary program, Tom McLaughlin discusses work done to prepare for the grant application: “In the months leading up to the release of the RFP, Erika Zambello, Okaloosa’s marine economic and tourist development resource coordinator, enlisted support for the Choctawhatchee Bay estuary program from a wide array…

Voices for Biodiversity – Global Big Day 2017

Birders had their binoculars and checklists ready on May 13 for the annual Global Big Day,and I was one of them. Armed with my eBird phone app, which allows me to record when and where I see specific avian species, I submitted three checklists with a total of 20 species along the Florida Panhandle.¬†Shorebirds, seabirds…

Nat Geo Voices – Te Aroroa and the Increasing Popularity of Thru-Hikes

By Erika Zambello, based on an article by Dan Hawkins. New Zealand is known for breathtaking scenery, popularized in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie series. Since 1975, citizens have been working toward a scenic, thru-hiking trail to showcase the country, culminating in an official trail that opened in 2011. Today,…