Welcome to FAVOR Florida
Volunteers Of Refuges
The Mission of FAVOR –
Florida Keys is to support the National Wildlife Refuges of
the Florida Keys through Education, Volunteerism,
Non-Adversarial Advocacy, and Fundraising
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are now scheduled for this season!
You can help local wildlife
while you enjoy a very special event. Paddle through the
tropical waters as the sun sets in the west and the moon
rises in the east.
Click HERE for details and schedule!
Lake NWR Clean-up Huge Success!|
We had a great turnout with 30 volunteers working extremely
hard to remove over 20 cubic yards of garbage,
debris, and recycling from the Refuge. I would like to
thank Keys Sanitary Services, Monroe County Solid Waste and
Waste Management for waiving the disposal fees for all the
garbage that was collected. Especially, I would like to
thank the volunteers who donated their time to help keep the
Check the NEWS page for
Many Thanks, Jeremy
Dixon. Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge
[And, I would like to
point out the tragedy of having to continue to perform this
activity! Will people EVER learn to respect their
35 billion plastic bottles a year
In addition to the points made in the video, remember
that the water is usually drawn in poor, third world
countries, putting those populations at additional risk!
[Video provided Courtesy of Eric Butler and:
Rise Taking The Pines Out Of Big Pine Key
By Nancy Klingener / WLRN
Big Pine Key takes its name from the pine forests that
cover the island, about 30 miles from Key West. Rare plants
and endangered animals — such as the Key deer — live in
But now the forests and hammocks are threatened by the
rising seas around and beneath them.
Read the complete article
FWC News Release: FWC, partners bust illegal
Internet sales of protected wildlife
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission sent this
bulletin at 10/02/2013 02:45 PM EDT
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
recently concluded a joint operation with federal and state
agencies on statewide wildlife law violations.
“Operation Wild Web” targeted those intentionally buying and
selling fish and wildlife illegally online. The five-day
detail last month detected violations across the state.
Written arrests (notices to appear) and warnings were issued
in the following counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas,
Polk, Lee, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier and
you see or suspect a fish, wildlife or boating law
violation, report it to the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline.
Call 888-404-3922, email
Tip@MyFWC.com or visit
MyFWC.com/Contact and select “Report Violators.”
(For the complete announcement go to
the Key Deer Bookstore
National Key Deer Refuge Visitors Center
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Winn-Dixie Plaza, Key Deer Blvd, Big
Key Deer Protection
Angela shows off her new Key Deer Fawn Tee
Center Front Desk: Have a
gift for gab?
Like to meet new people?
This four hour shift will keep you entertained and
keep our tourists from feeding the deer.
Training is provided. Your first shifts will be
with a 2nd volunteer.
We especially need Saturday volunteers to help with our
Call 872-0774 to sign up or
email the Bookstore.
Mary Baker can no longer serve as a Croc Lake
representative on the FAVOR board. Board meetings are
held once a month, and you can participate via telephone or
Skype, so travel to Big Pine Key for meetings is not
For more information, contact Kristie Killam via email or phone at
Have an RV? Like Volunteering?
Come join the crew at the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges
App. or the button above for more information and
"Why shouldn't I feed the
The Nature Conservancy recently
posted a good answer to this in "Ask the conservationist" in their
latest e-newsletter, when someone asked how to deal with people who
were feeding Sandhill Cranes.
What you will find here
- A Calendar
of coming events for FAVOR members, as well as others related to
the Keys ecology.
about issues that concern us.
to other sites with connections to wildlife
- Special information about prescribed
- Information about each of the Florida Keys Refuges.
- A sign-up
sheet. You don't have to pay monetary dues to become a
member of FAVOR; just donating some of your time (keep track!) is
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November 29, 2013