The Preservation Fund

NFLT’s core mission is supported by the Preservation Fund. The Preservation Fund enables NFLT to act upon a conservation opportunity with immediacy. The Preservation Fund directly supports the acquisition and protection of essential conservation lands within the O2O Wildlife Corridor and the counties we serve. Development of this fund is an innovative and efficient way to fundraise in a way that assures donors of their direct support of our mission. The fund provides NFLT flexibility and agility in choosing the highest priority conservation projects, such as NFLT’s saltwater marsh initiative and the O2O, and Florida’s springs and aquifers. Additionally, after the land is protected, NFLT has an ongoing responsibility, both financially and in practice, to steward that land forever and the Preservation Fund ensures NFLT has the resources to do so.

Another reason NFLT’s Preservation Fund is so important? Think about what Florida will look like twenty years from now. According to 1000 Friends of Florida, by 2040 Florida will lose more than 2.5 million acres of land to development and urban use. That is an area the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined! Below is a baseline map of development in 2010 in Northeast Florida and where it is projected to be by 2070 if we do not change the trajectory that we are on.


You can help protect Florida’s wild landscapes now before they are taken over by development. DONATE TO THE PRESERVATION FUND TODAY and your gift will protect the landscapes that make North Florida unique and ensure our quality of life, as well as that of our native flora and fauna. Conservation land acts as a buffer from severe weather, protects us from floods, safeguards our water supply, and ensures our own survival and the survival of other plants and animals that do not have a voice. Your support is vital. It is Now or Never!



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