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Refuge Association Welcomes New Florida Refuge Liaison

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is pleased to welcome Jon Andrew as our new Florida Refuge Liaison. Jon will represent the Refuge Association to facilitate communication with refuge managers, staff, Friends Groups, and local stakeholders about issues affecting refuges in Florida. He has an extensive background working as a refuge manager in Florida and as the Southeast Regional Refuge Chief.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/10/refuge-association-welcomes-new-florida-refuge-liaison/

Combating the Water Quality Attack on the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Red Tide: Part II – A Friend’s Story
NWRA welcomes a guest blog by our partner, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society about impacts to their refuge from toxic red tide and green algae, and their efforts to find solutions.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/09/combating-the-water-quality-attack-on-the-j-n-ding-darling-national-wildlife-refuge/

Red Tide, Algae Blooms and Impacts to our National Wildlife Refuges

Over the summer, the nation has seen devastating impacts to wildlife and people from algae blooms including red tide, with the most widely reported on occurring along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Photos of dead sea turtles, dolphins, sea birds and fish, and even a 26 foot long whale shark have been circulating on the news and on social media. The red tide in southwest Florida over the last is one of the worst on record, killing hundreds of thousands of animals, causing severe respiratory problems in humans, and impacting tourism.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/09/red-tide-algae-blooms-and-impacts-to-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

14 Refuges: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The 4 million acres of land and waters that USFWS Southeast Region operate is a little more than one percent of the total lands across the Southeast. This same region is home to one of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/14-refuges-arthur-r-marshall-loxahatchee-national-wildlife-refuge/

Remembering An Environmental Hero: Nathaniel Pryor Reed

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of Florida’s most iconic environmentalists, Nathaniel Pryor Reed.  His undaunting support not only for the Florida Everglades, but the National Wildlife Refuge System and all …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/nathanielreed/

Corona Ranch Easement Purchase

The Florida Governor and Cabinet recently approved a 2500-acre conservation easement purchase over the Corona Ranch in the Everglades Headwaters. The protection of this valuable property has been a priority for the Refuge Association and we are proud to have …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/11/corona-ranch-easement-purchase/

We Mourn the Loss of Our Conservation Hero

The conservation movement lost a hero. Alto “Bud” Adams didn’t necessarily look the part with his cowboy hat, boots, and dusty jeans, but he was every inch the conservationist in his quest to protect the magic of Everglades Headwaters, from …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/09/we-mourn-the-loss-of-our-conservation-hero/

Update on Damages from Hurricane Irma

Dear Friends, Service staff, and refuge supporters, If you have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or the fires in the west, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you work to deal …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/09/update-on-damages-from-hurricane-irma/

Rooney, Perdue View Ranchers’ Land and Water Conservation Efforts

This press release has been re-published from Florida Representative Tom Rooney’s office.  Aug 18, 2017 Press Release FORT MYERS, FL – This morning, Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue observed critical water quality and land …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/08/rooney-perdue-view-ranchers-land-and-water-conservation-efforts/

Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Purchases to Protect 3,000 Acres in Everglades Headwaters NWR

Today, August 16th, the Florida Cabinet approved the purchases of two significant conservation properties that will protect more than 3,000 acres of pristine habitat within the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Partnership Area. These purchases will be made …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/08/florida-cabinet-approves-conservation-purchases-to-protect-3000-acres-in-everglades-headwaters-nwr/

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