The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge vision is to serve as an outstanding showcase for ecosystem management that restores, protects and enhances a portion of the unique northern Everglades biological community. This public asset provides for the enjoyment and enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.
The Deering Estate at Cutler's mission is to preserve and protect the natural, archaeological, architectural, and historic legacy of the Estate by using wise stewardship in the management and utilization of its sensitive resources, while educating and enhancing the public appreciation for the unique characteristics of the site through compatible uses.
Provides resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. Youth programs are taught via school field trips, summer camps, 4-H Partners, home school groups, family programming and public events. Core program topics include Flora & Fauna in the Park, Fire Ecology, Conservation and outdoor activities such as hiking, birding, orienteering, geo-coaching, kayaking and archery.
PLT uses nature to help students understand the
environment, stimulate critical and creative thinking, and develop
student's ability to be responsible and committed stewards of the
environment. Our goals are to develop students' awareness, appreciation,
skills, and commitment to environmental issues and to provide students
with the ability to use critical thinking to solve these issues.
Adventures Archery is dedicated to getting both youth and adults involved in the lifelong sport of archery. Their hope is that archers get the enjoyment of practicing, competing and ultimately hunting. They are committed to ensuring those who come into their shop and participate in their events and classes leave as knowledgeable, confident, and passionate as they are.
Crandon Park lies on picturesque northern Key Biscayne, Florida; formerly one of the largest coconut plantations in the United States as well as former location of that Crandon Park Zoo. The Crandon Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center serves as a window into Bear Cut Preserve, 264 acres of preserved barrier island habitat. Within the preserve various ecosystems can be observed including: dunes, maritime hammock, mangrove forest, and sea grass beds. The Visitors Center's exhibit & aquarium room displays recreated native marine ecosystems, and interpretive exhibits.
Robinson Preserve offers visitors numerous ways to explore the coastal habitats. Scale the 40-foot tall observation tower for a view of four counties and five water bodies or check out the view from the camera in the Valentine House Visitor's Center. Bike or roller blade on 2.5 miles of paved trail, and hikers can explore more than 5 miles of shell and coastal trails. For paddlers, Robinson Preserve's 2.5 miles of blueways present a chance to navigate through mangrove tunnels, marshes, and more. The opportunities are endless.
Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites.
Designated as a Florida State Historical Preserve, this small park is a living legend rich in history. The now extinct Tequesta Indians occupied the site from 500 B.C. to 1300 A.D. The park was created around a natural limestone bridge formation that was once part of an important Indian trail for both the Tequesta and Seminoles, and later used by the federal government as part of the military trail during the Seminole wars. The park has a museum containing fossils, artifacts left by natives, and other unique relics of early Miami.