The Thousand Islands are plagued by five non-native species - Brazilian Pepper, Australian Pine, Carrotwood, Melaleuca, and Schefflera.. Non-native species must be controlled because of the damage they do, and the best way to control them is eradication.
Position statement regarding Cocoa Beach proposal to preserve Australian pines for camping in the Thousand Islands Conservation Area can be downloaded as a PDF file Here. Obviously this is something I cannot support.
Read about Australian Pine Here
Read about a possible restoration target following removal of non-native plants Here
Read an appeal to common sense Here.
Download an executable narrated slideshow Here. Right click and choose “Save Target As” to save to your computer. Warning - this is a large file. This is 74.3 megs so a fast connection is required. To play just double-click and press the inset picture. Press escape to stop the show and escape again to exit.