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Suncoast Pier Completion Marks Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s 200th Work Boots on the Ground Project

Spring Hill, TN (August 14, 2019) — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) celebrated the completion of its 200th Work Boots on the Ground (WBG) project this week as union volunteers put the final touches on a new wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and fishing pier at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC) in Apollo Beach, Florida. The multi-year, […]

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Foundation Receives $70,000 Grant from The Nature Conservancy for Manatee Habitat Restoration

St. Petersburg, FL (August 6, 2019) –The Nature Conservancy in Florida (TNC) has awarded the non-profit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida $70,000 for improving manatee habitat at Warm Mineral Springs Creek in North Port, FL. Every fall, manatees congregate in Florida’s warmest waters, usually in natural springs or near the outflow of power plants. […]

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Wood Stork Signage Erected at Myakka River Critical Wildlife Area

St. Petersburg, FL (July 25, 2019) – A grant from the Campbell Family of Denver, CO and Punta Gorda, FL funded two new interpretative panels for an important nesting colony of wood storks and other wading birds along the lower Myakka River in Sarasota County.  One of 18 Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA) designated or re-established […]

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Foundation Increases Funding for Florida Grasshopper Sparrows

Tallahassee, FL (May 2, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded nearly $83,000 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to support captive breeding of the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This funding follows two previous grants totaling $45,000. The project will focus on caring for the captive flock at […]

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Foundation Awards Grant for Bear Monitoring

Tallahassee, FL (April 30, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded more than $16,000 in a grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to remotely monitor bear activity. The FWC conducts over 300 trapping efforts a year to reduce and resolve human-bear conflicts. Adding the most advanced motion-activated […]

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