Our manatees are a Florida treasure, and we’re working to provide access to warm water and healthy, connected habitats.
Florida has one of the largest concentration of springs in the world, and a high-producing aquifers. We’re working to keep fresh water resources healthy and abundant. #NatureFlorida #FloridaSprings #FloridanAquifer #FloridaWater
Almost 70 percent of Florida’s 9 million acres of conservation land depend on fire to maintain its diversity of plant and animal life. #natureflorida #prescribedfire #controlledburn #womeninfire
Happy #WorldMangroveDay celebrating the importance of mangrove ecosystems and promoting solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses. Learn the importance of mangroves and how we’re restoring them at #BlowingRocks Preserve.
“We need to do everything in our power to protect and restore what we can—as if our lives depend on it, because they do.” -- Dr. Sylvia Earle #NatureFlorida #SylviaEarle #SaveOurOceans
Our goal is to grow the species-rich longleaf pine forest ecosystem to 8 million acres by 2025, working with partners across 7 states to protect, restore and expand the forests. #NatureFlorida #LongleafPine #SaveOurForests #Longleaf
#TuesdayTips to Tread Gently in Nature – Tip 9: Be mindful of nature. As the saying goes for hikers, “Take only pictures, and leave only footprints,” or for scuba divers, “leave only bubbles.” We hope you’ve enjoyed our #TuesdayTips. Have a great summer enjoying nature! #NatureFlorida #TreadGently
High tide and rough surf forces water and sea spray straight up through the craggy Anastasia limestone that gives Blowing Rocks its name. Happy 50th Anniversary! #NatureFlorida #BlowingRocks #BlowingRocksPreserve #BlowingRocks50
Florida black bears can detect food more than a mile away so be mindful not to leave out unsecured trash, pet food, bird seed and barbecues this summer. #NatureFlorida #SaveOurBears #DontFeedTheBears
Partnership in action: Florida Reef Resilience Program brings together a multitude of partners to improve and sustain the health of Florida’s coral reefs and the industries that depend on them. #NatureFlorida #CoralRestoration #SaveOurReefs
Water is a finite resource, and we’re working to protect, restore and connect lands and wetlands critical to the replenishment of Florida’s aquifers. #NatureFlorida #FloridanAquifer #SaveTheWater
We’re empowering the next generation of conservation leaders with our LEAF (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future) interns, working and learning at #BlowingRocks Preserve. #NatureFlorida #NatureVolunteers
Today scientists are returning to the dock at University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science in Miami with corals collected from the Dry Tortugas National Park 5-day coral rescue mission, to preserve the genetic diversity of priority species. This collaborative effort with partners including Florida Department of Environmental Protection, NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and FWC is in response to the stony coral tissue loss disease event affecting the Florida Reef Tract. The healthy corals will be preserved at Aquarium facilities nationwide to serve as breeding stock for future coral restoration efforts. #NatureFlorida #CoralRescue #CoralRestoration #SaveOurReefs
Happy Independence Day! Enjoy your celebrations but please steer clear of sea turtle nests and nesting turtles on Florida’s beaches and leave them undisturbed. #NatureFlorida #SeaTurtleNest #SeaTurtleNestingSeason #SaveOurSeaTurtles
Thanks to Congressman John Rutherford for your commitment to our precious coasts. We appreciate your dedication.
Thrilled to announce delivery of the Fanlew Preserve to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, helping to secure essential habitat for many native species including the Florida black bear. The tract offers wildlife safe access to a much larger territory for them to thrive within, and provides a natural, carefully preserved landscape to explore. #NatureFlorida #FloridaBears #LandConservation #FloridaWildlife
#TuesdayTips to Tread Gently in Nature Tip 6: Stay on-trail and out of sensitive habitats. Trails are maintained for your safety and enjoyment, but surrounding areas may have new growth or could be easily damaged. At the beach, avoid walking through dunes and vegetation. These essential areas protect shorelines from storm surge and serve as important habitat. Grasses collect windblown sand and stabilize the dunes, which are critical to safeguarding our shores. #NatureFlorida
Thanks to U.S. Representative Darren Soto for co-sponsoring H.R. 3195 to permanently fund #LWCF. Great landscapes in Florida have been conserved using #LWCF and more can be protected. Thank you! #NatureFlorida
#TuesdayTips to Tread Gently in Nature – Tip 5: Consider onsite amenities like picnic areas, campsites, parking, a nature center or restrooms. What are the hours of operation? Is there a sign in and out at the trail head? Are trails marked? Are rangers or beach patrol onsite? Depending on what you’re looking for, you can make your experience in nature the best it can be. #NatureFlorida
Happy #WorldSeaTurtleDay! We’re in the height of sea turtle nesting season here in Florida! Our Sea Turtle Rescue Program at #BlowingRocksPreserve helps protect these precious animals. #NatureFlorida #SaveOurSeaTurtles #BlowingRocks
Love is our most powerful natural resource. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or who you love, we work to make sure every life on Earth thrives. Join us in protecting our world today and for generations to come. #PrideMonth #NatureFlorida
Today is #WorldOceansDay! Coral reefs are one of the most threatened marine systems. Scientists estimate that unless we take immediate action, we could lose up to 70 percent of coral reefs globally by 2050. Our scientists in Florida are working hard to protect our reefs.
#WorldOceansDay The Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP) is the largest coordinated coral condition monitoring program in the world. It is a truly collaborative effort bringing together more than a dozen federal and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and university partners, to improve and sustain the health of Florida’s coral reefs and the industries that depend on them. #NatureFlorida #CoralReef #SaveOurReefs #ProtectOurReefs #CoralRestoration
The ocean is our planet’s life support system, and we must protect it. #WorldOceansDay #NatureFlorida #SaveOurOcean #SaveOurOceans #SaveOurPlanet
Sustainable farming practices like no-till and cover cropping can deliver a host of benefits for the communities around them, including improved water quality, carbon storage and added resilience to weather extremes. Dig into sustainable farming. . . . #natureflorida #AGDay19 #sustainablefarming #agriculture #healthyfood #conservation #floridafarm #floridaagriculture
Imagine paddling a multi-day camping trip along the Perdido River in Florida and Alabama. With partners, we're planning that opportunity. The Perdido Blueway Paddle Trail is designed to inform paddlers about the importance of the watershed and its habitats. "Our rivers are the life blood of the Gulf of Mexico," says Darryl Boudreau, of The Nature Conservancy in Florida. Photo © Erica La Spada/TNC . . . #natureflorida #paddle #paddling #floridarivers
Blowing Rocks Preserve, celebrating 50 years! Photo © Mike Olliver . . . #blowingrockspreserve #blowingrocks #natureflorida #floridabeaches
Definitely not Florida, but a reminder of winter's awesome beauty. A backpacker ascends Panorama Ridge in Canada's Garibaldi Provincial Park. This photo was entered into The Nature Conservancy’s 2018 Photo Contest. © Ajinkya Sawant . . . #natureflorida #winter #winterwonderland
Dripping fire during a recent controlled burn demo on restoring longleaf pine habitat at Disney Wilderness Preserve. Photo © Roberto Gonzalez . . . #natureflorida #rxfire #controlledburn #controlburn #floridawildlife #prescribedfire
The future of the Florida panther is in our hands. When we protect the panthers and the vast, wild territory they need to survive, we are protecting hundreds of other plants and animals. Learn what we're doing to protect the Florida panther: http://bit.ly/2Hl2cPN Photo © William Freund . . . #natureflorida #panther #panthers #floridawildlife
Let's keep estuaries healthy! The Florida House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee has approved the Okaloosa County/Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program. HB 3599 is a great bill and we look forward its passage. Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC . . . #natureflorida #estuary
Have you ever seen a bald eaglet in the nest close up? We have one at The Nature Conservancy's Tiger Creek Preserve! http://bit.ly/2sfQqOf Photo © Linda Fish. . . . #natureflorida #floridabirds #birdsofflorida #floridawildlife #eagles
Loggerhead sea turtles like this one are getting ready to nest in Florida. 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida from March through October. Florida represents the largest aggregation of nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the world, and it’s the second largest green turtle nesting aggregation in the Western Atlantic Hemisphere. And Florida is the only state in the continental U.S. where leatherback turtles regularly nest. Our state is especially critical for endangered sea turtles, and our conservation efforts in Florida help protect one of the most important places in the world for sea turtles. Learn what we’re doing for sea turtles at nature.org/florida. Photo © Karen Christopher . . . #seaturtle #seaturtles #loggerhead #natureflorida
Ospreys aren't the only beneficiaries of cleaner, healthier Pensacola and Perdido Bay estuaries. People and countless other species will fare better with efforts to protect the bays and watersheds that feed them. See what the Pensacola and Perdido Bay Estuary Program is doing. Photo © Beth Maynor Young, osprey at The Nature Conservancy's Perdido River Preserve. . . . #natureflorida, #floridabirds #birdsofflorida #floridawildlife #osprey
Nature always provides a new perspective on life, on the earth, on people ... on the things that matter. Red sea grape at The Nature Conservancy's Blowing Rocks Preserve, celebrating 50 years. Photo © Kinzie ＋ Riehm . . . #natureflorida #blowingrocks #blowingrockspreserve
Great news! The full Congress has now voted to permanently renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped protect places like this, Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. LWCF is our nation’s leading conservation program. “Ultimately, LWCF is about preserving the best of America by protecting our lands and waters, our wildlife and ways of life,” says Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy's CEO. Photo © Jeff Ripple. . . . #savelwcf #lwcf #publiclands #publiclandsproud #natureflorida
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced a significant investment in the Gulf to remedy harm from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This will fund our Pensacola East Bay Oyster Restoration, a critical effort for an imperiled and important marine habitat.#NatureFlorida #Oyster #OysterReef #OysterRestoration #DeepwaterHorizon #NFWF
A $1 Million Grant from the Chubb Charitable Foundation will demonstrate the benefits of nature-based solutions for restoration and resilience in Miami-Dade County, serving as a model that can be replicated in other coastal cities in the U.S. and globally.#NatureFlorida #resilience #coastalresilience #MiamiDade
Nature gives us so much. Sharing is caring on this #GivingTuesday! #NatureFlorida
We had a great visit to Circle B Bar Reserve on Saturday. Its flourishing wildlife and landscape are the result of restoration and protection. We are partnering with communities in these high recharge areas for Florida’s aquifer for flood protection and improved water quality.#natureflorida #circlebbarreserve
We’re visiting Circle B Bar Reserve tomorrow! Follow us for live updates on the Reserve’s fascinating story of reclamation and to learn more about its wildlife and natural ecosystems.
Proud to participate in Fire Fest at Johnathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound on Saturday. This event educates the public on how fire is used to stabilize and grow our parks natural habitats and environments. Here Blowing Rocks Preserve staff (left to right) Kate Brown and Cristin Krasco pose with Fire Fest's guest of honor, Smokey the Bear. #natureflorida #smokeythebear #firefest #prescribedfire #prescribedburn #jonathandickinsonstatepark
If you’re at Bonefish Grill this week, ask how the seafood restaurant is supporting our coral restoration work. #natureflorida #coralrestoration #sustainableseafood #coralreefs #seafood
Did you know we could lose up to 70% of coral reefs by 2050? All this week, @BonefishGrill is celebrating coral reefs and helping us raise awareness about this important ocean ecosystem.
This month we’re celebrating OktoberForest, a shout-out to the 🌲🌲🌲 that clean our water and make our beer taste great. Here in Florida, we’re working to protect, restore and expand the longleaf pine forest, with the goal is to grow the ecosystem to 8 million acres by 2025. #OktoberForest #LoveYourBeer #LoveYourForest #Forests #Trees #BeerLovers #BeerBeerBeer #ProtectNature #NatureProvides #NatureFlorida
This week, Bonefish Grill is celebrating coral reefs. Don’t miss your chance to helps us raise awareness about this important ocean ecosystem.#NatureFlorida #coralreefs #sustainableseafood #bonefishgrill #coralrestoration
We recognize today as Indigenous Peoples Day across the Americas, and we’re thankful for the invaluable partnerships we have with indigenous peoples across the world.
It’s a great day for Florida! Thanks in part to our efforts, the EPA awarded $2 million to establish the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program in the FL panhandle. It will safeguard and restore our precious coastlines and ecosystems, benefitting people, nature, and wildlife. #natureflorida
The Nature Conservancy's LEAF and GLOBE intern programs connect young people with nature and inspire the next generation of conservationists.#natureflorida #leafinterns #greenjobs
On this #NationalWildlifeDay we're celebrating the Florida panther and other endangered species.#natureflorida #floridapanther #bigcatsofinstagram #floridawildlife #fstopfoundation