Tropical Audubon Society endeavors to conserve and restore natural South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats through advocacy and education for the benefit of biological diversity and humanity itself. Tropical Audubon Society facilitates its Mission via: CONSERVATION: Protect native plants, indigenous species and the environment by promoting wise stewardship of natural resources. EDUCATION: Cultivate understanding and appreciation of Nature, the environment and ecological relationships. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Maintain the Doc Thomas House in accordance with its charter designation, Miami-Dade County Heritage status, and U.S National Register of Historic Places status. ENJOYMENT: Bring together those with shared interests for outings and events that showcase our natural surroundings and treasured South Florida habitats.
Awareness and education of the natural environment in South Florida, understanding local flora and fauna, the importance of biodiversity and the importance of conserving and restoring South Florida's ecosystems. We host educational programming for school age children through our visiting classroom education curriculum. Adult educational programming focuses on local environmental issues by hosting a speaker series of speakers, giving presentations in the community, and through our e-newsletter that has a circulation of over 5,000 people.
Advocate for protection and restoration of natural lands.
Our South Florida focus is on Everglades Restoration, Biscayne Bay protections, 'Hold The Line' Urban Development Boundary preservation, protection of agricultural lands, Smart Growth for urban planning, AND conservation of bird habitats.
Preserve natural lands including the 2 properties owned by TAS that have the endangered pine rocklands ecosystem on them, plus helping to preserve County, State and Federal natural forests and preserves.
We are proud to call the historic Doc Thomas House our home. It is our honor to preserve this 1930's "arts and crafts" style house and use it to champion local environmental conservation preservation for the benefit or our South Florida community.
Have fun outdoors in the natural environment. We have events and concerts at our Steinberg Nature Center, we go birding all over Miami Dade County, and hold volunteer eco-restoration days year-round.
Dr. Jose F. Barros, D.D.S.
Sara Conde, CPA
Lewis Milledge, Esq.
Second Vice President, Grounds Chair
Brian Rapoza, Educator
Vice President, Birding Chair
Vice President, Events Chair
First Vice President
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.