Northwest Florida Maritime Landscape Alliance for Preservation, INC.
The mission of MLAP is to create a partnership among Northwest Florida natural, cultural, and archaeological organizations and local groups to encourage grassroot collaboration, provide education, advocacy, guidance, facilitation and a vision for the sustainable preservation of heritage and environmental resources for present and future generations.
The specific purposes for which the Corporation is organized are:
a) To enhance local grassroot efforts in preserving the cultural and natural resources in Northwest Florida while telling untold stories, connected to the maritime landscape, that are locally, regionally, and nationally significant.
b) To make sure the voices of local communities are heard, their history, natural and cultural resources are maintained, in a sustainable manner, by bringing different groups of stakeholders and communities together as a joint effort.
c) To educate the populace and governmental bodies about the significance of natural and cultural resources while creating preservation and environmental conservation stewards.
d) To promote a well-balanced strategy for preservation of Northwest Florida’s heritage and natural resources by coordinating and assisting institutional and community efforts to preserve and interpret selected sites, structures, artifacts, living cultural traditions that tell the story of the area’s history while promoting regional pride.
e) To mobilize the community both public and private for the support of MLAP.
f) To accept and administer grants and other monies in furtherance of the enumerated purposed stated above.