The Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem Working Group

The Mission ...

... of the Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem Working Group is to ensure the long-term protection of the native plants, animals and natural communities of this unique region of Florida. Members accomplish this by encouraging information exchange, promoting research, sharing plans and solutions, coordinating training, and fostering public awareness and support.
Member Organizations

Member organizations of the working group include governmental and non-governmental agencies working to research and help preserve the Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem. See Member Organizations . 

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LWREWG emails are limited to

  • Meeting announcements
  • Relevant job postings
  • Requests for information
  • Other content that supports the LWREWG mission.


Next Meeting

The next Working Group meeting will be at Bok Tower Gardens on February 16, 2016, with the theme Racing Extinction.  

For the details and to register, see

 All meetings are open to the public.

Rare Species Monitoring

Find out what rare species are being monitored in the Lake Wales Ridge region by visiting this interactive GIS site (currently under construction but usable): http://LWR Rare Species