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Partnering to treat Florida’s most vulnerable manatees

St. Petersburg, FL (September 6, 2022) – Asha was about a year old in March 2021, an age when manatees are still following their mom’s every move. Instead, she was found by rescuers alone in the intracoastal waterway in Volusia County, underweight and with something wrong with the skin on her side, likely due to […]

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Raise a glass for Florida’s manatees

Tampa, FL (July 25, 2002)– Now when you enjoy a cold beer on a hot day, every sip you take plants food for manatees. Thanks to a unique partnership between the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and the original craft beer restaurant World of Beer Bar & Kitchen (WOB), $1 from every purchase […]

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Recovery for one of North America’s most endangered birds reaches historic milestone

St. Petersburg, FL (July 8, 2022) — It was not the most dramatic animal release of all time, but it was a dramatic milestone for one of North America’s most endangered birds. On June 1, the 501st grasshopper sparrow completed its journey from White Oak Conservation with 12 friends, flew out of its enclosure and […]

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Fox Rock Foundation makes major gift to Florida’s manatees

St. Petersburg, FL (May 17, 2022) — Fox Rock Foundation has announced million-dollar gifts to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Save the Manatee Club. Both are nonprofit organizations undertaking critical work to protect the Florida manatee and its habitat following two seasons of record-breaking manatee mortalities in the state. Fox Rock Foundation […]

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Kent Shoemaker joins foundation board

St. Petersburg, FL (May 9, 2022) – Kent Shoemaker, CEO of Lipman Family Farms, has been appointed to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s board of directors at its April meeting. Foundation board chair Carlos Alfonso welcomed Shoemaker to the three-year appointment, citing his enthusiasm for the outdoors as an asset. “We are thrilled […]

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