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Robert Spottswood, Jr. joins Foundation board

Tallahassee, FL (October 19, 2020) – Robert A. Spottswood, Jr., president of Spottswood Management Inc., has been appointed to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s board of directors at its meeting earlier this month. Foundation board chair Richard A. Corbett welcomed Spottswood to the three-year appointment, citing his enthusiasm for outdoor recreation as an […]

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Partners purchase important conservation land

Tallahassee, FL (October 15, 2020) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, has purchased a 578-acre parcel in Gulf County within the St. Joe Timberland Florida Forever project. The property lies within the Apalachicola River and Bay watershed and expands upon the state’s recent 20,168-acre addition to […]

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Everglades ecosystems find a new champion

St. Petersburg, FL (October 6, 2020) – The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is expanding its commitment to Florida conservation with a $100,000 grant to the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to restore Everglades ecosystems. The largest of these projects is sponge restoration in Florida Bay. As recently as the 1980s, […]

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Grant supports a “Mosaic” of conservation needs

St. Petersburg, FL (September 17, 2020) – The Mosaic Company is again teaming with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to tackle pressing conservation needs. The latest Mosaic grant of over $25,000 marks a full decade of Mosaic support for the Foundation, said Foundation […]

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Study reveals new data about mysterious Florida turtles

Tallahassee, FL (September 9, 2020) – Turtles travel. A lot. That’s the conclusion of a new Jacksonville University study of the habitat needs of two of Florida’s most understudied turtles, Florida red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys nelson) and peninsula cooter (Pseudemys floridana peninsularis). Researchers tracked the habitat use of Wekiwa Springs by the turtles for approximately a […]

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