Wildlife Specific Organizations
Florida Yards and Neighborhood Information
Information on composting and rain barrels for residential areas:
A Home guide to Composting - A great site with all sorts of helpful links about
composting, sent in to us by a young lady in Calif (thanks Rebecca!).
Information on native plants:
City of Cape Coral
State of Florida
Citizens for Sensible Growth in Sarasota County – This is a volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization of neighbors concerned about maintaining the quality of life in Sarasota County.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida – The groups had its start in 1964 when plans were revealed to build a road through Rookery Bay. The group now focuses on protecting the quality of life, protecting the environment, and promoting smart growth in the region.
Greater Pine Island Civic Association – This group works to maintain the quality of life on Pine Island in Lee County.
Rainbow River Conservation — Through education, conservation, stewardship and advocacy, Rainbow River Conservation works to protect and preserve the water quality, the natural beauty, the riverbed, and the flood plains of the Rainbow River in Southwest Florida.
Responsible Growth Management Coalition – Though it focuses primarily on Lee County, this coalition also works in neighboring Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Collier counties. It incorporated in 1988 over the siting of Florida Gulf Coast University on 760 acres of primary panther habitat. It now focuses on Lee County’s comprehensive plan and planning issues, the region’s Outstanding Florida Waterways, acquiring sensitive natural lands for the public, and environmental issues.
South Manasota/Sandpiper Key Association – The mission of the SMKA is to provide an action forum for property owners and others with vested interest in the ambiance, economy, ecology, beauty, recreation and culture of the Englewood area, as well as to foster community among residents.
Suncoast Waterkeeper, Inc. — The mission of Suncoast Waterkeeper is to protect and restore the Florida Suncoast’s waterways through enforcement, fieldwork, advocacy, and environmental education for the benefit of the communities that rely upon these precious coastal resources. The organization also addresses coastal development issues.
Conservation Trust for Florida — Its mission is to work with landowners to save Florida’s wild and working landscapes for future generations.
Other Links of Interest