Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail kayaker

Paddlers have a great new website for navigating the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SECT). This extensive trail allows for travel along an unbroken trail of tidal marshes and rivers more than 760 miles along the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina,… Read More

Habitat Protection For The Florida Panther florida-panther-connie-bransiler-USFWS-390x260

The Florida panther is the only cougar species found east of the Mississippi River. Although you’ll see the Florida panther on everything from license plates to the state hockey team’s jersey, this elusive cat was one of the first animals… Read More

Three Sisters Springs In Crystal River endangered manatee

Three Sisters Springs is made up of pristine, naturally occurring springs and is one of Florida’s last remaining urban springs. During the winter months, as well as cold fronts, the springs are home to more than 150 endangered manatees, a… Read More

Florida Keys: Key Tree-Cactus Preserve Endangered Key Tree Cactus

Manatee. Florida Panther.  Two well-known endangered species.  We’ve helped with conservation efforts to save habitat for both these animals; but we’ve also helped with a land conservation project in the Florida Keys that not only saves a beautiful piece of property… Read More

Kanapaha Prairie Whooping Cranes

Kanapaha Prairie, near Gainesville in Alachua County, is part of north-central Florida’s vast system of wet prairies. As a wet prairie, Kanapaha benefits both Florida’s residents and wildlife: it not only sustains a diversity of birds and other animals, but… Read More

Thousand Islands Aerial view of Indian River Lagoon, Florida

We brought our passion for conservation to our work in Florida’s Thousands Islands, a place where, according to Cocoa Beach Mayor Skip Beeler, “people of all ages are reminded of the magic of nature.” Thanks to the Fund and a… Read More


Matt Sexton
Matthew Sexton Hobe Sound, FL
(561) 512-0019

Matt Sexton, Senior Vice President, Real Estate,  supervises real estate staff and activity in the Southeast and serves as national real estate coordinator. Matt joined the Fund in 1993. He holds a M.S. in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Miami University.