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Dear <<First Name>>,

Most of us start the New Year with a list of resolutions - to lose weight or save money. How about resolutions that help ensure a vibrant network of protected lands and waters for wildlife and people? Here are WILD resolutions for 2017! 

  1. Get outside and Explore the Corridor!

  2. Buy fresh produce and products from Florida and support working farms, ranches and aquaculture. Check out Fresh From Florida to find your local seafood, farmers’ markets and CSA programs.

  3. Think globally: learn about national efforts to develop a National Wildlife Corridors System (see Panther Progress below).

  4. Act and engage locally: develop personal relationships with your elected officials (Florida state representatives, senators) and tell them you support increased funding for land conservation and other efforts to protect wildlife habitat such as Florida Forever, the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program and the Florida Forest Legacy Program.

  5. Drive carefully and watch out for wildlife: automobile-related fatalities are the #1 killer of the Florida panther, but wildlife crossings can keep animals [and people] safe.

  6. Create a haven for wildlife outside of your home using native vegetation that provides food and habitat. If you live in bear country, take protective measures to keep food away from bears to reduce negative interactions.

  7. Celebrate nature with others! Check your local listings for upcoming wildlife festivals, such as the Old Florida Food and Folk Festival

  8. Take a photography class and share your photos on our Instagram page or Facebook page with the hastag: #tagustuesday

  9. Visit a local zoo, aquarium or wildlife sanctuary to learn about efforts to protect or rehabilitate wildlife.

  10. Share your love of wild Florida with others and spread the word to #KeepFLWild.


We'd love to hear from you. What other resolutions do you have that help to connect and protect wild places? Let's support each other as we make 2017 a WILD year!

 
Sincerely, 


Lindsay Cross
Executive Director
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Upcoming Events




Jan 8th All Day

Old Florida Food & Folk Festival
Come for a full day of festival
fun and watch the Florida Wildlife
Corridor's presentation on the
beauty and diversity our
state has to offer.
Odessa, FL








Jan 7th  10:30-11:45am
Growing Green
Conference Panel
Everglades Coalition Conference
(Full event Jan 5-8)
Fort Myers, FL









Feb 10th
Linear Land Conservation Presentation
Public Interest Environmental Conference
(Full event Feb 9-11)
Gainesville, FL








Feb 28th 3:30-5:30pm
Screening and Panel Discussion
Open to the Public, $30
Boca Grande, FL

Partner Progress

 


Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

Imagine trekking a Corridor throughout the entire US...

 

The Florida Wildlife Corridor is a big vision for conservation – more than 16 million acres of connected lands and waters within the state of Florida. BUT, as demonstrated in both 1,000-mile Expeditions that stretched into Georgia and Alabama, corridors and habitat necessary for wildlife don’t stop at the state line. What if the Florida Wildlife Corridor was part of an entire network of corridors throughout the United States? Imagine how powerful and effective that could be!

 

More than 60 conservation organizations, including the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the Wildlands Network, are working to establish a system of wildlife corridors. The idea has been proposed to the US House of Representatives as the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. The bill also has support from scientists, including famed ecologist E.O. Wilson, who states: "The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would provide the most important step of any single piece of legislation at the present time in…saving large swaths of America’s wildlife and other fauna and flora.”


You can learn more about the conservation act HERE.

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