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Citizen Donates 6,200 Acres to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida
Wednesday July 11, 2018   |
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Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, waterfowl and hundreds of other species of birds will benefit from a recent land donation of ecologically critical pinelands and headwaters adjoining St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge from businessman Sam Shine. This land is particularly beneficial in that it connects refuge land to property protected by The Nature Conservancy, which in turn abuts the state-owned Aucilla Wildlife Management Area. With other protected sites, this property adds to a 100-mile long conservation corridor along the Florida Gulf Coast.

 

Read more at: https://www.fws.gov/southeast/articles/a-shining-example/


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