2016 Environment Grant
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and natural resources primarily through environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation. They have created in Jupiter a living museum in which children and adults can learn about the natural history of Florida’s flora and fauna. Over two hundred native animals are represented at the Sanctuary: owls, eagles, herons, panthers, alligators, and more. This unique refuge combines a nature center with a comprehensive wildlife hospital. Our 2016 grant helped to fund the acquisition of a new education vehicle/van to enable the organization once again to bring environmental education opportunities to the broader community. Many residents cannot experience the vitally important world of environmental education because of the inability to travel. Senior citizens, youngsters, underprivileged, and disadvantaged alike will benefit from the environmental education opportunities that Busch Wildlife Sanctuary plans on the road again.