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Field Notes From Florida: Manatee Season 2023

Over the last two winters, FWC has implemented an unprecedented supplemental feeding program for starving manatees in the Indian River Lagoon due to the loss of their main food source, seagrass, from algal blooms. There is currently enough seagrass in Mosquito Lagoon to feed manatees this winter so FWC and

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Ask Gordon

Gordon L. Nelson, CPA, CFP® is a planned giving specialist. Want to get your questions answered? Write him or call him at 435.213.9986. December 2023 Dear Gordon, This time of year I get excited about the spirit of giving, especially the excitement on children’s faces. I'm particularly passionate about helping kids

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HUNTING SEASON 2023: WATCH THE WORLD WAKE UP

Brandon Thompson wasn’t always a hunter, or even an angler. But growing up in central Florida surrounded by our state’s natural beauty enticed him to become the outdoorsman he is today. Now, he wants to share his wild Florida adventures with everyone. Brandon’s love for wild Florida started with bass

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TURNING INVASIVE SPECIES INTO STYLE

INVERSA Leathers is at the forefront of supporting and removing invasive Burmese pythons from Florida, namely by sponsoring the 2023 Florida Python Challenge. This year’s contest brought 1,050 participants from 35 states (and Belgium!) to the Everglades, successfully removing 209 of the invasive snakes. The regenerative materials company sponsored the ultimate

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CELEBRATE FLORIDA’S WINGED WONDERS

Happy Bat Week! With Halloween fast approaching, now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on these incredible nocturnal creatures and their essential role in our ecosystem. Florida has 13 species of bats considered native to the state, with another seven species that appear here from time to time.

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Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida Reserve Fund

Established in 2018 The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida seeks to protect Florida’s outstanding animals and plants and the lands and waters they need to survive. We work closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and many other public and private partners. Make your tax-deductible donation

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Community Foundation Tampa Bay

Established in 2018 The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida seeks to protect Florida’s outstanding animals and plants and the lands and waters they need to survive. We work closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and many other public and private partners. Make your tax-deductible donation

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The Florida Conservation Endowment

THE FLORIDA CONSERVATION ENDOWMENT The Florida Conservation Endowment is the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s general permanent endowment used to support our operations and the many programs and projects we fund. Help us help so many others by making an outright or planned gift to this endowment. Learn more

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The Rare Plant Conservation Endowment

Rare plants account for nearly 15% of the state’s 2,864 native species, many of which can only be found in Florida. Some species have declined due to a long history of negative human impacts, while other species are rare due to biological constraints. Donate to our endowment to fund surveys,

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Protecting Wild Florida Begins With You.

Protecting wild Florida begins with you. From Pensacola Bay to Key West, our Foundation is working to protect Florida’s natural lands and waters and the wildlife they harbor.

Help ensure future generations can experience wild Florida by donating now.

 

 

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