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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Groundbreaking

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is moving to Navarre and groundbreaking is this weekend.

They are moving from Okaloosa Island where they have been working in about 150 sqft of space they are moving to a little over 2 acres.

For more than twenty years, the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge’s daily operational goal has been the rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured wildlife indigenous to Northwest Florida. The Refuge provides wildlife rescue services and environmental outreach to five counties in Northwest Florida; their staff is on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to assist local and state agencies in managing wildlife. The ECWR works with local governments, private businesses and individuals to protect habitats and the wildlife that live there.

As a leader in conservation education for the Emerald Coast, they offer educational programs for law enforcement and interested members of the community. The Refuge also partners with public and private schools to educate our local youth on the importance of conserving our native species

Their goal is education, conservation, and rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida’s natural fauna. Soon they will have the space and facilities to meet their mission. They are a not-for-profit organization made up of a caring staff and dedicated volunteers. They are supported through the generous donations of local residents and businesses.

Saturday begins phase I, ground breaking for the rehabilitation center and an education center where the public will be able tour the facilities, and educational classes can be given.

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Groundbreaking

June 16th at 10am until 12pm at 3025 Clopton’s Cir Navarre, FL 32566




Service Areas: 


Escambia County Florida

  • Pensacola

  • Cantonment

  • Perdido Key

  • Pensacola Beach

Santa Rosa County Florida


Okaloosa County Florida 

  • Mary Esther

  • Fort Walton Beach

  • Destin

  • Crestview

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