Renee Wilson

Renee Wilson

Communications Associate

Renee Wilson joined the Audubon Florida team in May 2019. As Communications Associate, she works with staff around the state to create and manage content for the Audubon Florida website and social media channels. She also assists in the production of printed and electronic publications.

In January 2020, Renee began working as the media liaison for Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. In addition to helping manage Corkscrew’s website and electronic newsletter, she also engages with media outlets to raise awareness of the Sanctuary’s research, stewardship, and education efforts.

Originally from upstate New York and Vermont, Renee graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations. She moved to Naples in 1991. She held PR positions for a construction company and an interior design firm before taking the position of Research Translator with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. She worked there for 18 years before joining the team at Audubon.

As a Florida Master Naturalist Program graduate and instructor, Renee loves the southwest Florida environment and enjoys nature photography, birdwatching, boating, and snorkeling.

Articles by Renee Wilson

Managing Wetlands in Summer Rainy Season
Marsh And Prairie Restoration

Managing Wetlands in Summer Rainy Season

— Swamp buggies and airboats are critical tools for success.
About

Board Member Spotlight: Tom Maish

— The Sanctuary can only meet its mission because of the dedication of donors and volunteers like Tom.
Racing to Curtail Non-native Snails
Marsh And Prairie Restoration

Racing to Curtail Non-native Snails

— Removing the eggs is one of the most effective, and environmentally-sensitive, ways to preserve native snails and their habitats.
First-time Visitors to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Experience Rare Sighting of a Florida Panther
News

First-time Visitors to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Experience Rare Sighting of a Florida Panther

— Some say “seeing is believing” but both visitors could not believe their own eyes.
Safeguarding Precious Natural Resources
Conservation

Safeguarding Precious Natural Resources

— It is considered poaching if these berries are harvested from private property.
Keeping a Keen Eye on Water Levels
Marsh And Prairie Restoration

Keeping a Keen Eye on Water Levels

— Sanctuary staff has some new tools in their toolbox, including two solar-powered, satellite-telemetered, water-level recorders recently installed for the purpose of long-term hydrologic monitoring.
RV Campers Bring Life Skills, Experience to Corkscrew Team
Support

RV Campers Bring Life Skills, Experience to Corkscrew Team

— Excerpt from Audubon Florida's The Naturalist Magazine, June 2020 issue
Cypress Celebration 2020 Enlightens and Inspires Guests
Conservation

Cypress Celebration 2020 Enlightens and Inspires Guests

— Featured speaker Mac Stone shares stories and imagery
It’s All About the Neighborhood
Visit

It’s All About the Neighborhood

— Corkscrew's Native Plant and Pollinator Garden Aims to Inspire Others