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2013 Top Florida Conservation Achievements

We're Making Florida a Better Place to Live, Work and Play

We're making Florida a better place to live, work and play! Here are our top conservation achievements of 2013. Join us in making it even better in 2014.

Securing Land for Florida Panthers and Everglades Restoration. In 2013, The Nature Conservancy worked with landowners on conservation easements to protect critical lands for the Florida panther and help provide water for Everglades restoration. Learn more

Protecting the Everglades Headwaters. The Nature Conservancy secured $80 million in additional Federal support to protect and restore 23,000 acres of wetlands vital to the Everglades. Find out more

Returning Fish to Rivers. We removed obstacles to native spawning grounds in Southeastern rivers – making fish more abundant. Learn more

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The Conservancy is ensuring that Gulf oil spill penalty funds help to restore and improve the Gulf Coast. Your help is vital.

Built a Brigade to Battle Pythons. The Conservancy’s Python Patrol trained more than 1,800 people to respond to Burmese python sightings. Find out more

Restoring the Longleaf Pine Forest Habitat. In 2013, the Conservancy restored 200 acres of critically endangered longleaf pine forest habitat in Northwest Florida, and kept Florida forests healthy by assisting with more than 60,000 acres of controlled burning. Help us restore more.

We Connected Kids and Nature. Four interns characterized their LEAF internship this summer at our preserves as a “life changing” experience. LEAF engages and inspire urban youth to become stewards for our planet. Inspire more

Bringing Oyster Reefs Back. We launched a new effort to restore oyster reefs in Charlotte Harbor. Learn more

Restoring One of the World’s Great Coral Reefs. Florida’s reefs are under extreme stress. The Conservancy planted 4,000 corals and has 25,000 thriving coral fragments ready to be planted in underwater nurseries. Find out more

We’re Connecting Manatees to Their Winter Homes. Manatees can better escape colder waters that threaten their survival now that passageways at Three Sisters Springs and Warm Mineral Springs are re-connected. Help us continue

Helped Decision Makers Plan for Sea Level Rise. The Nature Conservancy’s web-based tools help decision makers and planners create safer communities to reduce risks associated with sea level rise. Watch a video

We’re Guiding Crucial Ocean Protection. We're developing innovative mapping technology that depicts the most comprehensive picture of near-shore marine environments – from Maine to the Florida Keys. The technology is already protecting marine life.

Your Support Allows Us to Preserve the Best of Florida. From the shores of Blowing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter Island, to the pine forest and bluffs of Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve near Tallahassee, nature thrives at our preserves. Join us as we make Florida a better place to live, work and play

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