Mosaic Partnership with Audubon Florida Fosters Thriving Shoreline Birds Population
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Mosaic Partnership with Audubon Florida Fosters Thriving Shoreline Birds Population

 
November 13, 2018   |   ShareThis

Mosaic continuously strives to be a good neighbor in our local communities by supporting hunger-relief efforts, education programs and wildlife habitat conservation. One point of pride to highlight is our 80-year partnership with Audubon Florida. Through this partnership, a key and ongoing initiative is the maintenance and care of the Richard T. Paul Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary, an area just west of the mouth of the Alafia River in Hillsborough Bay in Tampa, Florida.

Throughout the year, 10,000 to 18,000 pairs of approximately 16 species of water birds nest at this bird sanctuary, which includes two islands providing protection from human disturbance. This allows the birds to continue their essential roles within the ecosystem to keep the bay thriving.

Mosaic, Audubon Florida, Port Tampa Bay and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue to work together to ensure more protections are in place for the area and as a result, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission modified the designation of being a “Critical Wildlife Area” to include water buffer zones around the islands to minimize disturbances.

Watch the video above to see first-hand the beauty of the bird sanctuary, learn more about the community partnership for habitat conservation and importance of the critical wildlife area designation.