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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 …

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 …

Education Newsletter Spring 2022

  |   May 3, 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 …

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, …

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 …

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. …

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, …

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. …

manatee

Pivotal Moment for Everglades Restoration Twenty Years in the Making

America’s Everglades once covered some three million acres – a shallow “river of grass” slowly flowing from headwaters near Lake Okeechobee in the center of the state all the way …

manatees

Leaking Phosphate Plant Puts Tampa Bay’s Manatees At Risk

Tampa Bay is facing a potential environmental catastrophe that could jeopardize decades of efforts to improve water quality and wildlife habitat for manatees, dolphins, fish, and sea turtles. An ongoing …

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