Florida

Lauderdale Lakes City Commissioner, Beverly Williams

Expanding Tree Canopy and Environmental Stewardship in Broward County, FL

Broward County, Florida, is nestled in southeastern Florida, just north of Miami-Dade County with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades to the west. It is Florida’s second-most … Read more

Rice's whale surfacing

Meet the New Species of Endangered Whale Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

A new-to-us species of whale has been discovered off of Florida’s coast in the Gulf of Mexico — an exciting and unique find for researchers. The Rice’s whale, as it’s … Read more

turtle hatchlings

Sea Turtles Return! Restoring Habitat in the Gulf

On a stretch of sandy beach off of Louisiana’s coast, something remarkable has happened – the sea turtles are back! For the first time in 75 years, sea turtle nests … Read more

A Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) hunting for small fish in southwest Florida

Room for Improvement: Progress Report on Florida’s Water Quality

Florida’s water bodies have been suffering from increased pollutants resulting in record manatee deaths, fish die-offs, and algal blooms. In January 2019, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis signed an Executive Order … Read more

Education Newsletter Spring 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team What does using nature as a classroom mean to you? For us, it’s an opportunity for students to approach learning in a … Read more

Florida panther

Funding Florida’s Land Conservation

Floating atop a deep ethereal freshwater spring with a manatee lazily drifting by, watching the sunrise over a Gulf Coast salt marsh on the way out to go red fishing, … Read more

manatee and calf

New Flood Resilience Report Highlights Risk at the Community Level

Changing environmental conditions — including increased impacts from climate change-driven sea level rise, land subsidence, and more — all factor into a community’s risk of flooding. More and more areas … Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Spotlights: María Elena García Cancio-Malena

This Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Latinx, Hispanic, and Multicultural Employee Resource Group at National Wildlife Federation are coming together to share our stories — in our own words. … Read more

manatee

Manatees on the Move!

Did you know manatees are being sighted with increasing frequency in Northwest Florida? More and more coastal residents and visitors are delighted as they see manatees when they are swimming, … Read more

dead fish on beach

Red Tide Rages Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

I’ve always felt lucky to live in Tampa Bay, where a typical morning paddle gets me up-close with manatees, sharks, dolphins, rays, ospreys, anhingas, and a host of other wildlife. … Read more