Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently awarded a $62,500 grant to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast to help fund the creation of a new Nature Interpreter position and program. Supporting Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Climate Change and Environmental Quality priority, Conservation Foundation’s Nature Interpretation program will provide equitable adult education experiences to educate, empower, and expand conservation understanding in the community. The goal is to connect individuals to nature and facilitate a deeper understanding of local habitats, wildlife, and the delicate relationship with the natural world. Since 2003, Conservation Foundation has protected more than 18,500 acres across 48 properties, adding up to 29 square miles of conserved land. The land Conservation Foundation saves provides sweeping regional benefits, creating wildlife corridors, ensuring clean and plentiful water, providing opportunities for unique public access, and delivering economic and environmental benefits to support resilient communities. Learn more and join in their mission at www.conservationfoundation.com.
Nancy Guth shares this photo from an adult hike at Old Miakka.