Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

Audubon and More

The Audubon Gala Feb. 7

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Connie Bransilver & Guardian Deb Jansen at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wileywas a roaring success -- a full banquet hall, money raised through the auctions, 15 endangered species banners supporting the main event, and seven portraits along with touching and rousing tales from the live Guardians who stepped up to their portraits to tell their own stories.  Those whose portraits are still in production were represented by film clips and by their live attendance as well.  View the video (below) and please check the photos at facebook.com/evergladesguardians.

As Beth Preddy wrote: "I experienced the message viscerally. . . with tears and swelling heart, and am so inspired about being a guardian and, well, helping to start the guardian movement. . . . A  potentially transformative moment is upon us for a grassroots campaign to do, as Ed (Carlson) said, whatever it takes, however hard it may be."

Guardian Franklin Adams Composite at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wiley

Guardian Franklin Adams Composite at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wiley

Lee Tiger, son of Guardian Buffalo Tiger at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wiley

Lee Tiger, son of Guardian Buffalo Tiger at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wiley

Guardians Ed Carlson & Nat Reed at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wiley

Guardians Ed Carlson & Nat Reed at the Audubon Gala ©RJ Wiley

Guardians of the Everglades® Exhibit Officially Opens March 9th

It's Guardian Ed Carlson's birthday celebration from 5:00 - 7:30 at  Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  COME!  Join us in  honoring Ed's 44 years of service at Corkscrew.  IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

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Endangered Species Banner of Crested Caracara at Audubon Gala ©Connie Bransilver

Endangered Species Banner of Crested Caracara at Audubon Gala ©Connie Bransilver

Portfolio Magazine Naples Article on Guardians of the Everglades®

Peeking fox on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Peeking fox on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Portfolio Magazine Naples February features Bo Hemmer's stunning article on Guardians of the Everglades®, featuring the portraits, the endangered species images, and it directs viewers to the Corkscrew Sanctuary exhibition. Click here for a copy of the article.

Thank you to Cypress Trust Company, Naples, Palm Beach and Vero Beach

for hosting three very elegant evenings featuring our Guardians of the Everglades® Lectures.  The audiences were well informed, fully engaged, and our art, slide show, poetry, rough cuts and polished videos elicited laughter, sighs, great questions and obvious involvement in the project.

Blue Flag Prairie Iris at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Blue Flag Prairie Iris at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Corkscrew Swamp Hibiscus on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Corkscrew Swamp Hibiscus on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Sandhill Crane on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Sandhill Crane on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Anhinga on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver

Anhinga on display at Corkscrew ©Connie Bransilver


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