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Why Wakulla?

Set against a backdrop of majestic longleaf pines and oaks, rich wetlands and breathtaking beaches, the Wakulla Environmental Institute is proud to call Wakulla home.

Biodiversity Hotspot (640x452).jpgWakulla County and the surrounding Florida Panhandle are considered one of the five richest biodiversity “hotspots” in North America according to BioScience Magazine. These are areas that have high concentrations of endemism and are under threat of destruction. Though it as more species of plants and animals than any other region of its size, the Panhandle also faces dangers from global changes, habitat loss and invasive species as well as water diversion and natural resource depletion. 

Our Vision: To make Wakulla County a world class destination that brings together conservation, education, and recreation in a manner that stimulates economic development in an environmentally responsible way.

TCC considers it a fiduciary responsibility to help protect Wakulla, an integral part of its service district, and its fragile ecosystem while also ensuring the prosperity of its citizens through environmental training and responsible, sustainable economic development.

So when the leaders of Wakulla reached out to TCC, they were answered. WEI was created to bring awareness to the challenges Wakulla and other places of exceptional biodiversity face today, and to educate the next generation of environmental professionals, to improve the environment of tomorrow. 

Contact Information

For more information contact Wakulla Environmental Institute by phone (850) 922-6290 or e-mail mackiek@tcc.fl.edu.

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