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Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops Cast Lifeline to Revive Lake George

Known for its pristine waters and vibrant aquatic vegetation, Lake George has long been a haven for anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. However, recent years have seen this cherished ecosystem under threat. Enter Johnny Morris, the legendary angler and conservationist, alongside Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, who are

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41 Federally Threatened Eastern Indigo Snakes Released

For the eighth consecutive year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Florida and partners, including our Foundation, released 41 young eastern indigo snakes at TNC’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP). Through a collaborative program to return the native, non-venomous apex predator to the region, the multi-partner effort reintroduces the federally

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Foundation Event Raises Thousands for Camp

At the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s Campfire Concert on Friday, March 29th, the south Florida community opened their wallets, raising more than $500,000, the majority of which will support the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. The concert at Jupiter's Pelican Club featured performances from country music sensations Chris Janson

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Florida Keys Spring Cleaning

Mark your calendars: the I.CARE Second Annual Trash Derby, a Keys-wide cleanup event, is happening May 2nd-May 5th, 2024! As a $5,000 event sponsor, our Foundation is proud to support marine conservation and cleanup efforts in the Florida Keys. Kicking off on May 2nd with a team leader meeting, the

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Playing Matchmaker for Keys’ Queen Conch

In the warm, shallow waters of Florida and the Caribbean, the queen conch, a large marine snail, engages in a slow but methodical mating ritual each spring and summer. But lately, the queen conchs in Florida Keys face challenges in finding mates and reproducing, putting their future at risk. Decades

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Welcome Aboard to Our New Board Members!

Our Foundation is thrilled to welcome four new members to our Board, Mrs. Kate MacGregor of Jupiter, Mr. John Phelan of Palm Beach, Mr. Nick Wiley of Eads, TN, and Mrs. Kathy Barco of Jacksonville!   Kate currently serves as the Vice President of Environmental Services for NextEra Energy, ensuring

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$1.5 Million for Panther Habitat Protection

The Florida panther, our state mammal, once faced near extinction due to hunting and habitat loss, but thanks to conservation efforts since the late 1950s, the panther has clawed its way back from the brink. With population estimates teetering between 120 and 230 panthers, conservation efforts are still in grave

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Grants at Work: Spring(s) Cleaning

A mattress, bed frame, and a set of pillows sounds like a scene you’d find in a furniture outlet store, not in the Ocklawaha River Basin. But that’s exactly what nonprofit group Current Problems found during a recent springs cleanup. The organization hosts cleanup events, powered by volunteers, to remove

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