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A message from our Executive Director:

What a great month! In my first month as Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, I have had the privilege of meeting numerous organizations and individuals engaged in the protection of wild Florida and I am so excited for all that we will accomplish together!
 
One of the highlights was presenting The Forgotten Coast to two sold out audiences at the Orlando Science Center. I was very encouraged by the large and enthusiastic audience of citizens, students and elected officials. The event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of many partners and the evening was a welcome opportunity to share success stories and discuss future challenges and opportunities.
 
The Tampa Bay community showed its support for non-profit organizations on “Give Day Tampa Bay” and we were able to raise more than $10,000 during this 24-hour annual online giving campaign. These contributions directly fund our outreach campaign to connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor. We also recently received a significant donation from The Spurlino Foundation to support our outreach and conservation initiatives. Thank you to all that continue to support land and water conservation in Florida through your time, your gifts and your talents.
 
Finally, it was an honor to attend the grand opening of the Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area, highlighted in “Partner Progress.” This land acquisition project, which adds nearly 5,000 acres to the Corridor, required commitment and creativity on the part of all the partners and is a testament to their dedication and hard work.
 
I look forward to the months ahead and continuing to fight for the permanent protection of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
 
Sincerely,
 

Lindsay Cross, Executive Director 
Upcoming Events

June 3 5-9 pm
Station House - Reveal 2.0
St. Pete, FL



June 20 6pm:
The Forgotten Coast
UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Master Gardeners
Stuart, FL

 

July 13 6pm:
Wine tasting benefiting the Corridor
Winesmith - St. Pete, FL


July 19 5pm:
The Forgotten Coast
Anglers for Conservation 
Melbourne, FL

Sept. 1:
The Forgotten Coast
Florida Gulf Coast University
More Info TBA
Fort Myers, FL


 
The Forgotten Coast 
Upcoming Screenings 
 Details TBA!
Ocala 
Sarasota County 
Citrus County 
Rollins College
 - Oct. 5th

Partner Progress

In December 2015, the Conservation Trust for Florida (CTF) partnered with the Florida DEP and the St. Johns River Water Management District to purchase the 4,900-acre Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area tract. Funding also was contributed by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy Program administered by the Florida Forest Service.

This acquisition links the surrounding public lands to create a 20-mile wildlife corridor and provides recreational opportunities for Floridians and visitors. In addition, the property will allow improved water quality for the aquifer to recharge. On Friday, May 27, we celebrated this important acquisition at the grand opening with the board and staff of the CTF.

Click here to learn more about the Conservation Trust for Florida.

From right to left: Lisa Gearen and Susan Carr from Conservation Trust for Florida and Lindsay Cross and Maddie Southard from the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

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Have you visited our website's online storefront? You'll find our books showcasing the beauty of wild Florida through both Expeditions, The Forgotten Coast film, Corridor posters and limited edition, signed prints, as well as some Expedition gear! Check it out here. 
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PO Box 1802
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