Here’s something I have been saying to my children lately, this mostly comes up when we see something that needs to be picked up, inside or outside. If you don’t pick it up or take care of something who will? Are you going to wait for your mom to come pick it up? I think this simple phrase or thought can translate to so many things. Pollution, DeForestation, Oil Spills, Endangered Animals, Loss of habitat. Who will take care of these things? Your Mom!?
Little Gift Big Smile is a project I am currently working on with my children to raise awareness of the planet and the great need for preservation
I want my children to enjoy and love their planet and to feel that they too can make a difference!
We all can. Even bringing attention to an area that is in need can make a change for the better
here is some information on the Conservation Foundation below
The featured image is of coral that had washed ashore in the Gulf. As you have heard in the news this area has endured oil spills, damaging hurricanes and high levels of human debris. Your attention can directly aid the area and cause positive healthy change for our planet and our loved ones that live there.
There is a quote on the Conservation Foundations website that says.
“We are the last generation that can save this Land”
Conservation Foundation works with landowners, businesses, and government to protect the character, natural integrity and biodiversity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties.
an update on positive change!
With your help, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast will save land along the Myakka River. We have the opportunity to permanently conserve three incredibly significant properties in our community. The ranches contain 7,560 acres that further protect the Myakka River and connect to 110,000 acres of conservation lands. They also host an array of wildlife from the gopher tortoise and roseate spoonbill to the Florida panther.
On December 11, the State’s Acquisition & Restoration Council added this project to the Florida Forever conservation priority list.
Thank you for your help at the public hearing or writing letters of support! Together, we have secured the next step of saving these significant natural places in our region. Read more about the decision
Other articles to check out about what is going on in the Gulf
a quick blurb:
OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it’s easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004 hurricane, triggering what might be the longest-running commercial oil spill ever to pollute the Gulf of Mexico.
Outside experts say the spill could be even worse — possibly one of the largest ever in the Gulf.
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