The Deering Estate in partnership with the Deering Estate Foundation is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural ecosystems, native plants and wildlife through wise stewardship and best conservation management practices.  We work with a number of agencies and partners to accomplish this goal, including Florida Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Florida International University and University of Miami, and the Miami-Dade County Environmentally Endangered Lands and Natural Areas Management teams.

Do not drop off wild animals or abandoned pets at the Deering Estate.  It is against the law, even if they are native species like raccoons, foxes, opossums, or birds. For a list of agencies that can assist with injured or abandoned wildlife, please use this helpful guide.

Rehydration Project
Research Opportunities
Rare Species Recovery
Natural Areas Management
Important Birding Area
Rock Ridge & Caves

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The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Deering Estate, one of South Florida’s largest and most significant historical, archeological, architectural and environmental treasures.