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Foundation Awards Exemplary FWC Employees

Tallahassee, FL (April 7, 2021) – Two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employees received awards for their exemplary work from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida at FWC’s Commission meeting in Tallahassee on February 25, 2021. FWC Chief Information Officer Glenda Atkinson was awarded the 2020 Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of […]

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Helping panthers through trail therapy

St. Petersburg, FL (January 29, 2021) – Steve Fugate is practicing trail therapy. After losing his son to suicide and daughter to an accidental overdose, the Vero Beach, Florida native started walking to escape his pain. But walking in nature did more than provide an escape, it taught him lessons about grief, healing and mental […]

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Foundation helps make Silver Springs accessible to all

Tallahassee, FL (January 19, 2021) – A grandmother ushers a group of children to the ramp, excited to board one of the iconic 1960’s era glass bottom boats and share the wonders of Silver Springs. Instead of disembarking full of a new appreciation for nature, the group leaves disappointed. The reason: the boat could not […]

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Manatees’ mysteries uncovered thanks to foundation grant

Tallahassee, FL (January 11 , 2021) – Despite their popularity, Florida manatees’ movements remain a mystery, especially in the Ocklawaha and Silver River. Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) will be seeking answers thanks to two grants from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida totaling $39,970. The threatened Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) […]

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Saving the Suwannee River’s springs

Tallahassee, FL (January 4, 2021) – With its crystal waters and old cypress forests, the Suwannee River is one of the last vestiges of “Old Florida.” The second-largest river in Florida, the Suwanee is home to at least 237 springs, contributing significantly to local economies. Springs-related tourism and businesses generate $1 billion annually. But springs […]

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