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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweetheart deal between Sugar Giant and Water Management District could thwart reservoir to divert contaminated Lake Okeechobee water
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.
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 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.
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).
The Florida Wildlife Federation supports full funding and permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund