Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast awarded National Watershed Grant for Myakka Island Conservation Corridor Project.

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was awarded a three-year grant of $156,000 from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities for its Myakka Island Conservation Corridor project.  This grant was one of just nine given nationally, through the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program, in a highly competitive process which began with 169 applicants. 

Conservation Foundation aims to conserve more than 10,000 acres of the highest conservation value over the next six years within the Myakka River watershed, in Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.  This landscape-scale effort will protect environmentally significant lands that benefit both wildlife and people. The land is critical habitat for more than 120 species of birds including the imperiled Roseate Spoonbill, the threatened Crested Caracara and an array of animals from the threatened gopher tortoise to the endangered Florida panther. 

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