Legislative Report - 3/27/2019
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.
Stan Rosenthal, FWF Forest Advocate, is available to assist landowners that want to plant/manage longleaf in the Panhandle! Contact Stan at [email protected]
The Florida Panthers and the Florida Wildlife Federation are teaming up for the game on March 23rd for an exclusive discount opportunity. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold goes back to the Florida Wildlife Federation and all tickets purchased using the discount include parking!
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.
Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) has challenged the recent controversial sugar leases approved by the South Florida Water Management District Board. The leases were approved by board members who have either resigned since the challenge was filed or asked to resign by Governor Ron DeSantis.
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.
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.