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.

Portraits almost complete with nowhere to go

Guardians of the Everglades portraits nearing completion

While Nicholas completes the portraits Connie is trying to raise the money to complete the interviews and create the explanatory panels.  Two major art museums are considering premiering the exhibition.  While there are over 40 environmental organizations working toward Everglades conservation, we are the only one dedicated to spreading the word through powerful visual messaging using art and stories of leadership to create an emotional attachment that changes behavior and inspires action. That, along with the quality of the art, should easily sell the project. Click here for the Executive Summary.

Florida Humanities Council focus on Everglades and GOE

Labeled the “Adventure to Florida’s last frontier,” the twenty guests lead by Guardian Franklin Adams, traveled in Big Cypress, Fakahatchee, and Everglades National Park, winding up with a half day slide show and discussion with Miccosukee Elder Betty Osceola (niece of Guardian Buffalo Tiger), Guardian Deb Jansen, and Nicholas and Connie.  Among other requests, one guest asked for the lyrics of Walt Leuzinger’s “River of Grass.”

Franlin Adams, Deb Jansen, Miccosukee Elder Betty Osceola - Guardians of the Everglades

Guardian Franklin Adams, Miccosukee Elder Betty Osceola (niece of Guardian Buffalo Tiger), and Guardian Deb Jansen

èBella Magazine coverage of Connie now on-line

Giraffe - Connie Bransilver

New Life -Giraffe ©Connie Bransilver

The link to èBella Magazine coverage of Connie last month is here, but the photo of “New Life” in the Okavango Delta was left out of the link. It's here:

Fakahatchee Swamp Walk - No Gators, No Snakes, No Mosquitoes - just cool, clear, water

The day could not have been more perfect, and with the help of friends Tom Maish, Francine Stevens and Glen Stencil, Connie led a family who won a swamp walk through a silent auction bid. Everyone survived! 

Leg Reflections ©Connie Bransilver

Leg Reflections ©Connie Bransilver

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