Every year Audubon Florida recognizes the state's leading conservationists with a suite of annual awards. This year awards were presented both virtually and as part of a small, local ceremony in Southwest Florida held at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on December 2.
Audubon Florida would not be able to deliver much-needed conservation results for our state without the generous support of our donors. Each year, we recognize a Philanthropist of the Year, celebrating the spirit of generosity that makes this work possible.
Audubon is pleased to honor Publix Super Markets with our distinguished Philanthropist of the Year award. Publix is supporting the restoration of 500 acres of marsh and prairie wetlands at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary with a multi-year commitment of over $1M.
This project restores wetland habitats within the Sanctuary so that they better clean nutrient pollution from our groundwater, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in our community, hold floodwaters during severe weather events, and provide habitat to many wildlife species that call these wetlands home.
Audubon Florida and Publix share a commitment to protecting water and habitat for people and wildlife. Our environment is our economy and we are thrilled to have the leadership of Publix on this important conservation project in the Western Everglades.