Tag Archives: The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s Everglades Sweepstakes

On the right-hand side of our monthly newsletter is a list of organizations we are proud to call partners. These companies and organizations are either Dragonfly Expeditions’ sister companies or local not-for-profit organizations that we support financially, with our time, and in other ways. One of these is The Nature Conservancy (TNC), an incredibly successful environmental organization that is dedicated to protecting endangered landscapes around the globe. We donated one of our most popular activities – the Everglades Backwater Tour – to The Nature Conservancy of Florida as the prize in their 2013 sweepstakes. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Developing a Tour – Three Little Towns by the Sea

I guess being born on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, I have always loved the sea.  Many years ago while volunteering to cut down Casuarina (Australian Pine) trees in The Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve, I fell in love with an extraordinary environmental vision.  The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of Florida was embarking on a plan to turn back the hands of time on a little stretch of coast on Jupiter Island.  TNC planned to re-contour the land and replant the coastline to look the way it did when the first Europeans set foot here.  This simple goal fired my imagination because it showed that beautiful things that we have lost can still be recovered, a theme that runs through my entire business and personal philosophy. Continue reading

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