"This initiative is aimed at preserving a rural working ranch landscape to protect and restore one of the great grassland and savanna landscapes of eastern North America." - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
Make a difference for 98 threatened plants and animals in Florida.
This is the first time in 20 years we have an opportunity for a new national wildlife refuge and conservation area.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing to create the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. This refuge would be a mix of refuge lands and easements that would fill in gaps across the landscape.
The refuge will connect existing conservation lands to create wildlife corridors and healthy habitats; provide more opportunities to hunt, fish, hike and learn about wildlife; and improve the water quality and quantity in the upper Everglades watershed.
But we need YOU to make a difference.
1. Email the USFWS at EvergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws.gov and tell them you support the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area.
2. Call your congressperson and tell them this refuge is needed and deserves funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
This is a rare and key opportunity to get your voice heard in creating a new refuge and conservation area.
Use your voice and make a difference today!October 17, 2011