Source: The Mosaic Company
February 2 is World Wetlands Day, an international day commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention—an international treaty whose purpose is to increase public awareness of wetland preservation and conservation.
The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation are committed to protecting global water resources and ensuring the communities in which we operate thrive. Here are a few examples of the community investments Mosaic and its Foundation currently support:
- Audubon Florida and Audubon Louisiana: For the past three years, The Mosaic Company Foundation has funded a joint effort of Audubon Florida and Audubon Louisiana aimed at expanding coastal habitat stewardship as part of a hemispheric flyways program to reverse shorebird population declines. The goal is to improve the prospects of coastal birds using sites along the Gulf through increased use of Audubon’s network of biologists and volunteers, engaging the public in caring more about coastal wildlife and supporting conservation.
- Barataria-Terrbonne National Estuary Program: The Mosaic Company supported the purchase of a new greenhouse which allows the organization to grow cold susceptible native plants used in coastal planting projects that reduce wetland erosion and create wetland habitat for estuarine species, including birds and fish.
- Bok Tower Gardens: The Mosaic Company and its Foundation supported Bok Towers’ new Florida Garden. The proposed 35-acre garden – slated to open summer, 2016, is located in Lake Wales and will showcase the natural habitat of Florida, including upland and wetlands habitats, rare plant conservation and vegetable gardening.
- Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center: Through its Watershed Education program, participants of all ages engage in hands-on activities to learn how to protect natural systems, wetlands, sea grasses and mangroves, and water quality and quantity. The Mosaic Company and its Foundation have supported this program since 2012.
- Tampa Bay Estuary Program: The Mosaic Company and its Foundation have supported the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund since it was created in 2012. This multi-entity public-private partnership provides competitive grant funds for the highest priority conservation goals in the Tampa Bay watershed.