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May 04

Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund in Florida

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 12:36 PM by Jim Muller

Florida's Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) web page was recently updated.  Take a look to see which resources Florida's portion of the GEBF has focused on.  Includes a link to the comprehensive list of projects.

"To date, NFWF has awarded more than $110 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 26 restoration projects in the state of Florida. These projects were selected for funding following extensive consultation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The projects in Florida address high-priority restoration and conservation needs. They represent important efforts to protect and enhance natural and living resources, as well as significant assessment efforts to guide management decisions that will benefit important habitats and species....

Project Highlights

Eli?minating Light Pollution at Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches...

Beach Nesting Bird Stewardship...

Improving Fisheries Management...

Future Projects

NFWF is engaged in consultation with [FWCC, FDEP], FWS and NOAA to identify priority restoration and conservation projects for consideration under the GEBF.

http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Pages/GEBF-Florida.aspx