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Celebrating and Protecting Florida's Natural and Cultural Heritage through Art
END-OF-YEAR GIFT TO FLORIDA
Make 2012 a Great Year for
Florida's Natural and Cultural Heritage
SUPPORT LINC AND HELP ARTISTS
CELEBRATE & PROTECT FLORIDA'S GREATEST BLESSINGS
Happy Holidays from LINC
As the New Year approaches, we would like to invite you to join us in an exciting new venture where leading artists are deploying their talents to engage Floridians in the process of protecting our shared natural and cultural heritage.
Unique among environmental and cultural organizations, the mission of the Legacy Institute for Nature & Culture (LINC) is to celebrate and protect Florida's natural and cultural heritage through art.
Because we engage Floridians in exploring their state's natural world and water resources through art, LINC's work is crucial in keeping natural areas and unique species from being lost forever.
It's been a productive year for LINC. We hired our first Executive Director, introduced a state-of-the-art website, published the fourth edition of the Florida Forever Conservation Photography Calendar, and launched two exciting programs for artists interested in using their talents and skills to conserve Florida's natural and cultural heritage.
The Florida Everglades will soon be visually mapped by artists and the National Geographic Maps Division.
Among our most exciting program is ArtsLINC, established to help provide support and guidance for artists focusing on conservation topics.
We are also very enthusiastic about the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas,instituted through a generous grant of $25,000 from Royal Bank of Canada's Blue Water Program. This project will help us create a publicly accessible web atlas of the Everglades watershed in partnership with National Geographic's Maps Division. The Atlas will showcase the Everglades as never before, through the eyes of ten Florida painters, print makers, photographers and videographers who will create original place-based art throughout the Greater Everglades. The Atlas is designed to expand to include even more artists celebrating and interpreting this one-of-a-kind resource that is often inaccessible to the general public.
We hope that you will visit our website at www.linc.us, explore the unique programming LINC is initiating, and learn how you can help us expand the reach of these critical programs. We can't achieve the necessary conservation victories without the support and involvement of people like you who share our passion for preserving Florida's natural and cultural heritage.
We invite your support of our efforts if you find them inspiring. There are many ways to support the work of LINC, and we encourage you to indicate your preferences and return the attached form. You may also donate on line through Network for Good using the link below. With so much at stake, please consider getting involved now.
Thank you for your support!
Best wishes for a happy New Year!
2012 Florida Forever Conservation Calendar
HOLIDAY GIFTS WITH A MESSAGE
The Florida Forever Conservation Calendar highlights the beauty of the lands yet to be protected.
Order YOUR Calendar Here!
The 2012 edition of the Florida Forever Conservation Calendar is the best yet. Its breathtaking photographs are more beautiful than ever, and its conservation message is more critical than ever.
Developed in cooperation with the Florida Forever Coalition, the fourth edition of the calendar tells about the Florida Forever program, why we need it, its future, and the current threats to its holdings and funding.The message and the photography together underscore the value of conservation lands to Floridians who might not otherwise know what is at stake.These lands will not be safe from development without public support for the Florida Forever program.Your gift of the calendar will help carry this message.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carlton Ward, Jr. PRESIDENT
Mallory Lykes Dimmitt
T. DeLene Beeland
Michael G. Cantonis II
Kimberly Davis Reyher
Tready Arthur Smith
Christopher M. Still
Kenneth N. Wright
LINC is a conservation communications organization designed to strengthen the message of our partner artists and storytellers to inspire Floridians to learn about and understand the urgent conservation challenges we face.
LINC is about raising awareness for natural environments and cultural legacies, educating about important connections between human societies and natural ecosystems, and promoting natural heritage conservation.
The Nature Conservancy
Francisco Dallmeier Smithsonian Institution
School of Natural Resources
University of Florida
Christina Mittermeier International League of Conservation Photographers
Kathleen Williams Conservation Trust of Florida
November 27, 2011 - January 2, 2012
Florida Forever Images
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120
April 22, 2012
1000 Miles in 100 Days: The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
If you have any questions about LINC, please contact us at (954) 593.9383, or at
Charlotte Harbor Estuary
Middle Chipola River
James Valentine JUNE 2012
Archie Carr Sea Turtle Refuge
LINC | PO Box 1802 | Tampa | FL | 33601