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BEACH CLEAN–UP,  OKALOOSA ISLAND, SATURDAY, MARCH 9

BEACH CLEAN–UP,  OKALOOSA ISLAND, SATURDAY, MARCH 9

We hope you can attend our next event, a beach clean-up, 10 – 11 AM, Saturday March 9, from the third beach freeway on Okaloosa Island (between Island Princess and the Fairfield Inn off Santa Rosa Boulevard). We have some pick up / reach extenders to help without stooping, and will finish with homemade cookies at 11 AM.
Atlantic, Pacific Coastal Affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation Urge Interior to Scrap Coastal Drilling Plan

Atlantic, Pacific Coastal Affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation Urge Interior to Scrap Coastal Drilling Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2019) — The Atlantic and Pacific coastal affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation urged the Department of the Interior in a letter today to scrap its forthcoming plan to radically expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The letter, addressed to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, mirrors the bipartisan and nearly unanimous position of coastal governors and lawmakers opposed to expanded oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf.
FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION GETS NEW PRESIDENT

FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION GETS NEW PRESIDENT

Preston Robertson will become the President and CEO of the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) beginning February 2019 following Manley Fuller’s 32-year tenure. Robertson has been with FWF since 2005, working as the Vice-President for Conservation, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.
Manley Fuller Farewell

Manley Fuller Farewell

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for conservation in Florida and for your loyal support of Florida Wildlife Federation. It has been an honor to serve you.
CONSERVATIONISTS MOVE TO BLOCK LAST MINUTE DEAL BETWEEN SUGAR COMPANIES AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONSERVATIONISTS MOVE TO BLOCK LAST MINUTE DEAL BETWEEN SUGAR COMPANIES AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Sweetheart deal between Sugar Giant and Water Management District could thwart reservoir to divert contaminated Lake Okeechobee water
ACT NOW TO HELP SAVE THE FLORIDA PANTHER!

ACT NOW TO HELP SAVE THE FLORIDA PANTHER!

Please tell FWS "I strongly support landscape scale habitat conservation planning efforts to provide vital linkages through private lands to public conservation lands in the region." This will help save our panther for future generations.
Protecting the Florida Panther through Habitat Conservation Planning

Protecting the Florida Panther through Habitat Conservation Planning

The Florida panther, with its long-tailed and pale brown fur, is a symbol of wild Florida. This cat once roamed across the entire southeastern United States, but human population growth has, and continues to, destroy, degrade, and fragment their habitat. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) estimates there may be as few as 120-230 adult panthers left in South Florida.
Florida Votes to Ban Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Florida Votes to Ban Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Florida voters today adopted an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits oil drilling in the state's territorial sea. As a result, drilling for oil or gas is now permanently prohibited within 10.5 miles of the Gulf Coast and 3.5 miles of the Atlantic Coast. The amendment was initially proposed by Florida Wildlife Federation as a voter initiative and then revised and presented to the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission.
Hunters and Anglers Keep Their Eyes on the Senate as Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

Hunters and Anglers Keep Their Eyes on the Senate as Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

371 Florida sportsmen and women delivered a letter to members of Florida’s congressional delegation today calling on them to support full-funding and reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund which will expire on September 30, 2018

Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund which will expire on September 30, 2018

The Florida Wildlife Federation supports full funding and permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund