Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Miami's Botanical Garden
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Connect to Protect Program

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Fairchild’s Connect to Protect Network is a citizen science program that engages South Florida residents to plant native plants in their homes in order to connect the few remaining isolated fragments of pine rockland—our globally critically imperiled ecosystem.

Installing native plants increases the probability that bees, butterflies and birds can find and transport seeds and pollen across developed areas that separate pine rockland fragments, improving gene flow and the prospects for survival of our region’s unique native plant heritage.

Your contribution allows local citizens and volunteers to reintroduce the highly threatened pine rockland habitat throughout South Florida. More than 1,500 households participate!

To learn more about this program, visit Connect to Protect.

To support our Connect to Protect, please consider making a contribution now. Or, if you'd like to learn how you can make a transformational contribution, please contact Jennifer Possley, Conservation Program Lead at [email protected]