About the Program: Snowy plovers, least terns, American oystercatchers, brown pelicans, and others rely on the western Point of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge; this area is not only enticing to wild birds, but to visiting paddlers.
To help protect the point, Friends of the Refuge hired summer interns in 2018 and 2019 to act as ambassadors for the breeding and migrating birds of St. Vincent NWR. In 2018, Miss Kimberly Magee educated more than 700 individual visitors to Indian Pass, and prevented many intrusions into the nesting area. Chloe Dubben continued and expanded the work in 2019. Our program goal is to repeat thier success in 2020.
With your donation, you can help us hire a 2020 intern,
and to replace educational signage lost to Hurricane Michael.
2020 Indian Pass
Protect the Point
Summer Intern Program
Photo by Debbie Hooper
St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge includes mainland sites at 14 mile, 11 mile (off of C30-A) as well as Pig Island and St. Vincent Island, which is the westernmost of 4 barrier islands in the northwestern Florida Gulf coast which include Cape St. George Island, St. George Island and Dog Island. St. Vincent Island is located just offshore in Franklin County, Florida south southeast of Cape San Blas and north of Cape St. George Island close to the mouth of the Apalachicola River and the town of Apalachicola on the Florida Panhandle.
The island is 9 miles long and 4 miles wide and comprises 12,300 acres. The triangular island is larger than most of the northern Gulf coast barrier islands and dissected by dune ridges, freshwater lakes and sloughs on the east end. The west ends supports dry upland pine forests.
Many thanks to all who helped us receive Honorable Mention!
Most Species …
3rd Place: 393
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Southeast Region National Wildlife Refuges & Hatcheries, enabled us to win a Nikon CoolPix P900 digital camera!
Most New species...
3rd Place: 384
Most unique contributors...
3rd Place: 26