Project 1. Films Festivals, Discussions & Debates
Our film festivals, will be a symposium in which ecologically-minded films will be shown that present causes, effects, and solutions. The films will be followed by panel discussions with ecologists, environmental advocates, and filmmakers along with a question and answer opportunity with the audience.
In conjunction with the film showings and discussions, local and regional environmental organizations will have representatives providing significant information on particular environmental needs and volunteer opportunities for the attendees.
Project 2. Save Our Beautiful Florida Films with HOA's
In concert with the semi-annual festivals will be monthly film showings and discussions at local home owner's associations. These environmental films and discussions would advance education of these communities with knowledge on environmental issues and viable enhancements regarding the Florida weather, its open land, wildlife, and waters — the very reasons we all live here.
Project 3. FEFF Field Trips
Take a journey into Florida's natural surroundings. We want you to become empowered about environmental issues in Florida. Our field trips (guided by FEFF volunteers and members) will show how Florida's biodiversity works, and we hope they inspire and engage in a lifestyle change that benefits the environment so that Florida's gulf coast continues to be a viable place to live for generations. Outings are generally free, you are to pay fees that may be involved with rentals (kayaks/bikes) or park entrance fees.
Project 4. Volunteer Testing Waters
Florida LAKEWATCH is a citizen volunteer lake-monitoring program that facilitates "hands-on" participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers, and coastal sites through monthly monitoring activities. FEFF members will be trained and coordinated through the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Volunteers will take samples to collection sites each month in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. Being involved with the Florida Lakewatch will give volunteers a better understanding of their broader environment.
Project 5. Land & Watershed Cleanups
FEFF Land & Watershed cleanup is a volunteer clean up program that facilitates "hands-on" participation in the management of Florida land and lakes, rivers, and coastal sites. Participants will be trained & coordinated through FEFF.
We will work with other local environmental organizations. All trash will be taken to collection sites every month located in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.