Conservation Guide: 10 ways to connect with the Florida Wildlife Corridor
Florida’s natural spaces are here for everybody to enjoy and becoming a link in this green chain is as easy as taking a hike on a trail. Here are 10 ways you and your family can help sustain wild places for our animals and plants, courtesy of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation:
- Enjoy Florida agriculture. Purchasing foods with the “Fresh From Florida” label helps to keep farms and ranches in business.
- Raise awareness. Recruit friends and family to follow the Florida Wildlife Corridor on social media and sign up for its newsletter.
- Get involved. Volunteer for a public campaign and urge others to support the cause.
- Go birding. Ecotourism is key to Florida’s economy, so experience the Great Florida Birding Trail or attend a birding festival.
- Teach a child to hunt or fish. Learning to hunt or fish ensures a lifetime of outdoor pursuits and a respect for nature.
- Visit public lands and share the experience. Explore the corridor and “real Florida” and share the experience with friends.
- Donate to the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Become a member or donate to conservation groups and land trusts within the corridor.
- Advocate for land protection. Contact state legislators and urge support of funding for Florida Forever and the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program.
- Support smart planning. Advocate for urban development and compact communities to reduce loss of rural land. Support funding for wildlife crossings, underpasses and signs to protect drivers and animals.
- Explore. Go hiking, paddling or biking on Florida’s system of greenways and trails and support completion of the system statewide.
Courtesy: Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, floridawildlifecorridor.org
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