Florida Wood Stork
Wood Stork photo by Steve Jenkins, 2009

Nutrient pollution from excessive levels of phosphorus and nitrogen are hurting Florida's waters and water dwellers. Runoff from fertilizers, pesticides, and improperly treated sewage are creating algae blooms that suck up the oxygen in the lakes and coastal waters, killing aquatic wildlife. Bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon estuary suffer from skin-eating fungal infections. Join 1,000 ecostewards who have spoken out for new water quality standards in Florida to save the wildlife!
Sunshine Wildlife Protects Indian River Lagoon

Capt. Nancy Beaver, Director of Sunshine Wildlife, works against algae blooms to save wood storks, dolphins, and other wildlife in the Indian River Lagoon.  Next Monday, April 12, Capt. Nan is celebrating 10 years of educating visitors about the Lagoon, doing habitat monitoring and restoration work, and wildlife preservation. She's done invaluable work planting grasses around Wood Stork islands, cleaning up the muddy discharge of nutrient pollution, and monitoring the health and size of the local dolphin population. The event will be a fundraiser, which includes a silent auction and delicious appetizers, for these efforts. She would love to see you there.

Dolphin in FL Lagoon

Now is the time to make your gift to the Ocean River Institute. Our board members have agreed to match every contribution made by April 12. Your donation, matched $1 for $1, will make a huge impact on our efforts to cut nutrient pollution, protect wildlife habitat, and improve the health of our waters through education, online petition campaigns, and in collaboration with our partners. 

Please consider making a gift to ORI today. This is your window of opportunity to make an even greater difference for wildlife. Every dollar you give will be matched.


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