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.

The Road to Nowhere is Paved Through Florida’s Treasured Wilderness

The beauty of old Florida is unparalleled with lush grasslands, whimsical cypress forests, and the crystal waters of the Everglades. These wild landscapes not only serve to remind us of …

Swept Away: Protecting Midwest Communities & Wildlife From Extreme Flooding

Last spring, heavy precipitation caused massive, long lasting flooding events that plagued the Midwest. This phenomenon proved fatal for people and wildlife alike: at least three deaths in the region …

Trees for Wildlife Program Helps Recovery After Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018, as a category 5 storm. “I lost numerous large oak trees,” Lynn Artz, a resident of Wakulla County, Florida, recalled. …

Keeping Manatees Warm this Winter

While Florida might not have colorful leaves or crisp evenings to mark the changing seasons, autumn does have a special transition of its own: manatee migration. As water temperatures cool, …

Estuaries Benefit from 20 New Projects to Restore the Gulf…

Earth Tomorrow: Participants Keep Coming Back!

Is It Too Late For A Mysterious, Newly Discovered Whale?

101 Years Strong: Protecting the Future of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is meant to safeguard over 1,000 species of migrating birds from intentional and incidental harm. Passed after the massive decline of many birds in the …

Six Ways Your School Can Become a Community Hub for People and Wildlife

Travel with us to the east side of Austin, Texas, where you will find Brooke Elementary, a small but mighty school that recently earned the prestigious Eco-Schools USA Green Flag …

Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

Nine Years After Deepwater Horizon

It has been nine years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing eleven men and unleashing an 87 day-long torrent of crude oil into …

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