Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved and help preserve the biodiversity of the southeastern Coastal Plain.


Become a Member – You can support our mission by becoming a member. We do not receive annual salaries, we have no rent/mortgage, and have very little other costs, so you can rest assure that your tax-deductible donations go directly to action!  Members receive an annual newsletter and are first to be notified of upcoming events and opportunities.



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Support Ephemeral Wetland Research – We have set up a special Donate button for our Building Communities that Conserve Wetlands program.  Donations to this program will go directly towards our efforts to reintroduce striped newts into Apalachicola National Forest wetlands and to involving the community in our efforts through field trips and wetland adoption programs.


Releasing an adult striped newt


Adopt a Newt -The western striped newt is on the brink of extinction and needs your help!  We have created the Adopt-a-Newt program so that you can directly support the research and education involved in conserving this species.



Adopt a Wetland

Adopt an Ephemeral Wetland Program – The 2016 Training and Informational Meeting is scheduled for January 20th, 6:30 – 8 pm at the Leon County Main Library Room A.  This family-friendly program provides an opportunity to get outside, explore our National Forest, and learn about local ecology.  Volunteers adopt a wetland and agree to survey the amphibians in that wetland at least 4 times a year.




Volunteer – Currently we are looking for volunteers to help us check our striped newt drift fences (January through July) and to help with field trips out to our research site.  If you are interested in learning more about being a volunteer, contact Rebecca (






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