South Central

NWF’s South Central Regional Center encompasses 12 states along the Gulf Coast and stretches into the Midwest. Priority programs focus on protecting and restoring healthy rivers and estuaries, conserving wetlands, protecting wildlife habitats, and connecting people with the natural world.

Laughing Gulls courtesy of GulfTX: Jim Kavanagh

Funds Flowing Seven Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster

Today marks seven long years since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster began to unfold. Eleven men were lost in the initial explosion and oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico …

Cactus & Wetlands Along Powderhorn Lake in Texas. Photo by Jared Foster, Courtesy of The Nature Conservancy.

Making a Difference for the Gulf of Mexico

The National Wildlife Federation recently released a new interactive, online report – Making the Most of Restoration: Priorities for a Recovering Gulf. This report stresses the importance of restoring the Gulf’s …

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5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded seven years ago—April 20th, 2010. The restoration process, however, is really just getting started. Payments from BP’s 2016 settlement become available for the first …

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The Monarchs Are Here!

Schools in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston have been working with the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Heroes program to create monarch gardens on their school campuses that provide the …

Manatees, found 1.5 miles inland after Hurricane Hermine in Sept. 2016, were rescued & released by Florida Fish & Wildlife (via Flickr)

As Matthew Hits Florida, Wildlife Among Many In Harm’s Way

Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings make their way towards the Gulf. NPS photo.

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