In the Fall 0f 2010, IDEAS and the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) created an official partnership and became affiliates, bridging the gap between the experienced and the youth environmental movements in Florida.
The Florida Wildlife Federation is a private, statewide, non-profit citizens’ conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida’s fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life.
As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida’s wildlife since 1937.
The “Goal” of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida’s natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.
IDEAS is a voting delegate on the Board of Directors for FWF and helps to provide input from the youth environmental movement in Florida.
IDEAS received the 2011 Conservation Organization of the Year award for our efforts as Environmental stewards and defenders of the environment in Florida.