Egret Marsh Stormwater Park Virtual Tour If you would like to look at these facilities close up contact Keith McCully (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Indian River County to schedule a tour.
In our nearly 10 years of operations, South Florida Wildlands has gained recognition as a powerful local voice for the protection of wildlife and habitat in the Greater Everglades. This Giving Tuesday, South Florida Wildlands is highlighting our work on Florida panther habitat – and the urgent need to protect that habitat now. While our State Animal may be called the Florida panther in name, in reality, only a small part of Southwest Florida – mainly portions of Collier, Lee, and Hendry Counties - hosts a permanent breeding population. That population is currently estimated to be between 120 and 230 individuals. Panthers require uplands, prey animals, vegetation suitable for dens, and large, roadless areas - and that type of habitat is growing scarcer by the day in rapidly-growing Florida. Though an isolated panther may occasionally be found in Central Florida, those cats are usually young males trying to find a new, safe territory. Most commonly, they are discovered only when they become roadkill on busy Central Florida highways. https://www.southfloridawild.org/donate.html