Imagine Our Florida, Inc. 

 
Working Together
to Preserve and Protect
Florida’s
Natural Resources, Wildlife and Land

Imagine Our Florida is bringing people together in a shared vision to preserve and protect Florida’s wildlife, habitat and ecosystem. We are accomplishing this via science-based education and the development of appreciation and respect for the natural world and our place within it. 

Using our custom designed lesson plans,  IOF volunteers encourage critical thinking through exploration and discovery.  We make it a fun, hands-on experience while showing people of all ages how to put away their phones and connect with Florida’s wildlife and wild spaces. When folks understand the sentient beings with whom we share our state, they learn to respect them, rather than fear them. They begin to realize the importance of the land and water we share. Therefore,  IOF  offers opportunities for beach cleanups and teaches the importance of recycling. For those who want to advocate on behalf of  Florida’s wildlife or natural resources, we are prepared to instruct them on how to be most effective.  In addition, IOF will soon launch groundbreaking research which will provide a better understanding of human caused stress in Florida Black Bears and will potentially lead to the  proposal of more responsible wildlife management practices.  There are over 20 million Floridians and 113 million annual visitors, all of whom can become voices for our voiceless wildlife. When each of us does our part, no matter how big or small, we can all begin to Imagine Our Florida where we peacefully coexist with our native wild friends.
Connect. Respect. Coexist.

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    December 13, 2017
    Three charged in shark-dragging video

    We hope that anyone who considers doing harm to our wildlife will now understand that Florida's wildlife belongs to all of us and we expect all sentient beings will be protected from abuse. Thak you ... See more

    Three men face felony charges in the dragging of a shark behind a high-speed boat that was captured on video.

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    December 12, 2017
    Recently unearthed Kroegel family photographs are put on display

    Conservationist Paul Kroegel, who is credited with founding the nation’s first wildlife refuge, did it right here in Florida!

    Visit Pelican Island and experience firsthand what Paul Kroegel ... See more

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    December 11, 2017
    Committee Weeks are Over!

    These are positive steps for Our Florida! Thank you, all of you, who advocated on behalf of a better Florida for all of us.

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    December 10, 2017

    Imagine Our Florida would like to thank those who attended the advocacy talk last night at the Mind, Body, and Soul Festival. Along with learning how to advocate for the environment, everyone had a ... See more

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    December 10, 2017
    Santa Paws

    Thank you to our new animal friends who visited Santa Paws and posed for pictures. We met pets, many of whom where rescued, and new wild friends who are being rehabilitated so they can be released ... See more

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    December 9, 2017
    Mind Body and Soul Festival 3 w/ Fairy & Earth Festival

    Come out and enjoy the cool weather! IOF Director Aymee Laurain speaks about Advocacy at 6:30!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1277747608939016/

    Mind Body and Soul Festival 3 with Fairy & Earth Festival
    Health & Holistic Camping Event
    4 days of Family - Friends - Fun - Healing & Spiritual Journey

    TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE
    $65 ... See more

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    December 9, 2017
    The Kissimmee River - Tropic Moon Media

    A little history of the meandering Kissimmee River.

    https://tropicmoonmedia.com/the-kissimmee-river/

    The Kissimmee River Kissimmee River | 0 comments By: Charles J. Kropke Serpentine and subtle, the Kissimmee River once twisted and turned through a chain of lakes and into a giant, flat, seasonably ... See more

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    December 8, 2017

    Winter is approaching and Florida Black Bears are preparing to slow down and rest over the winter. There is plenty of food in the forest to get them through the cooler months. Unless....... you are ... See more

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    December 7, 2017
    FWC Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

    Suggested Tweet: New leadership elected by @MyFWC: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1ca809e #Florida #conservation #wildlife

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    December 7, 2017
    FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

    Suggested Tweet: Eric Sutton appointed @MyFWC executive director: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1ca805f #Florida

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