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Nominate Your School or Neighborhood To "Bee" a Butterfly Safe Space

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Today, Waterway Advocates, a local non-profit committed to protecting our ecosystems, announced plans to create nature hubs and pollination stations throughout South Florida. Nature hubs will enrich communities with butterfly wildflower gardens, walking trails, educational events, and more. The organization is currently speaking with several Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach municipalities about implementing these green spaces in their communities, and welcomes dialogue with more. With the landmark adoption of the human right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment by the United Nations, and efforts throughout the nation to surpass our 30x30 goals, it is critical that local constituents come together to conserve South Florida’s ecosystems. The Coronavirus pandemic has only amplified the need to provide more opportunities to focus on both personal and environmental wellness, and nature hubs do just that. Community benefits include self-care initiatives, native plant and wildlife protection, and future community vegetable gardens and food assistance programs. “We are excited to do our part to conserve and create more thriving ecosystems in our communities,” said Benjamin Swanson, Co-Executive Director at Waterway Advocates. “An undertaking of this size requires considerable community involvement, and we look forward to engaging with as many community members as possible to bring nature hubs to life all throughout our region.” Waterway Advocates is currently seeking corporate partnerships, land donations, and monetary support. Community members are encouraged to nominate their schools, neighborhoods, businesses, and beyond. Learn more about this initiative and how to get involved at naturehubs.org. ABOUT Waterway Advocates is challenging communities to improve their ecosystems by implementing nature hubs and pollination stations in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Our mission is to facilitate meaningful service-learning experiences that engage communities in beautifying and protecting our ecosystems. Waterway Advocates is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. PRESS CONTACT Benjamin Swanson ops@waterwayadvocates.org 954-667-7710


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