South Central Regional Center

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

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Collaborative Partners Support Climate-Resilient Communities in South Carolina

When communities are faced with a climate disaster, what happens next? Local leadership in rural South Carolina has shown that economic and environmental resilience strategies in the face of climate … 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

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Connecting Underrepresented Youth with STEM Career Opportunities

According to a recent study done by Pew Research Center, “Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of … Read more

Moss Creek aerial view

One Community’s Journey to Certification in the Midst of a Pandemic

Moss Creek is a waterfront residential community developed in the 1970s in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The community has over 1,000 acres bordered by salt marsh, boasts more than 20 … Read more

Floodplain Restoration

Funding Nature-Based Solutions through FEMA’s BRIC Program

On August 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that 53 projects were selected as a part of the second annual Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) national competition. … 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

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Butterfly Highways: Conserving Roadside Habitats for Monarchs and Pollinators

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program came together with the Texas Department of Transportation–Pharr District, Maramec Spring Park, Conservation Federation of Missouri, the James Foundation and the Missouri … Read more

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The Life of a Solitary Bee

Bee species’ behavior has fascinated humans for eternity. Throughout the world, we watch them buzzing from flower to flower, collecting pollen. From classical songs to company logos and home décor, … Read more

Beautiful and healthy tricolored heron in a marsh.

Leveraging the Individual Voice at Maurepas Swamp: The Case for Public Input 

Corps reconsiders decision, selects Maurepas Swamp restoration for mitigating impacts from levee project “Take action!”“Sign this petition.”“Call your representative.”“Write your congressman.” People often think their individual voice won’t make a … Read more