We are a nonprofit educational and research organization that depends on contributions from the public. We do not receive annual salaries, we have no rent/mortgage, and have very little other costs, so your tax-deductible donations go directly towards our programs and activities.

Our main purpose is the preservation of the biotic diversity of the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States, a broad natural region of the eastern U.S. stretching from east Texas to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Focusing primarily on, but not restricted to, north Florida, we believe our main objective can best be achieved through two activities: disseminating knowledge and understanding of natural history, ecology, and environments of the Coastal Plain and increasing new knowledge through scientific studies.  All contributions are tax deductible .

Become a Member – You can support our mission by becoming a member. We do not receive annual salaries, we have no rent/mortgage, and have very little other costs, so you can rest assure that your tax-deductible donations go directly to action!

Choose your membership level:

Directly Support Ephemeral Wetland Research – Want your donations to go directly to our ephemeral wetland research and education efforts in the Apalachicola National Forest?  You are in the right place!  Click donate below to directly support our efforts to:

  • repatriate striped newts into Apalachicola National Forest wetlands
  • bring the community down to our research site to learn local ecology, scientific research, the importance of ephemeral wetlands, and much more!

To date we have released over 1100 adult and larval striped newts into six Apalachicola National Forests and involved over 2000 citizens in our research project.  Continuing this important work depends on donations from generous people like you!  We have very little overhead so you can rest assured that your tax-deductible donation will go directly to our program efforts.

Alternatively, you can mail a check to the below address.  Please make checks payable to Coastal Plains Institute.

Coastal Plains Institute

46 Kinsey Road

Crawfordville, FL 32327

Coastal Plains Institute, Inc. is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Internal Revenue Service regulations require we inform you that your donation is eligible to be claimed as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax identification number: 59-2531039.