Audubon Florida named Publix Super Markets as its 2022 Distinguished Philanthropist Award recipient at a Dec. 2 ceremony in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.
The award is presented annually to an individual or organization whose generosity provides support for Audubon Florida.
“We’re honored to receive this award and proud of the continued work we’re doing to preserve our natural resources,” said Michael Hewett, director of environmental and sustainability programs. “As part of our mission to be involved as responsible citizens in our communities, we remain committed to supporting conservation efforts throughout our operating area.”
Publix announced earlier this year plans to support the removal of nuisance trees and plants in the Florida Everglades. Part of these efforts included a donation to the National Audubon Society over five years for the removal of these nuisance species across 500 acres of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the western Everglades. Restoration improves habitats for native species and provides benefits for surrounding communities.
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Part of the National Audubon Society, the mission of Audubon Florida “is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”
Publix operates 1,315 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. For more information, visit corporate.publix.com/newsroom.