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FCV Hand-Delivers Gems Reports to Florida Legislators

published on: December 12, 2019

Today FCV staff members Aliki Moncrief, Lindsay Cross, Laura Ciociola, Carson Mitchell, and I walked the halls of the Florida State Capitol. Our purpose: to hand-deliver a copy of the Gems Report to every single Representative and Senator.

We hauled the 160+ reports in a beach wagon, fitting for our message of land and water conservation. From the newest freshman members to seasoned environmental champions, we were happy to meet and greet with Florida’s lawmakers. Through our report, we were able to engage in many meaningful conservation conversations, advocating increased Florida Forever funding and the natural gems that make our state so special.

The 2020 legislative session starts in January and we hope that this is the year that we restore full funding to Florida Forever. With your help and your voice, we can ensure that every legislator returns to the Capitol with an urgency to save Florida’s remaining natural places.

How can you help us achieve conservation wins for Florida? Buy a copy of the Gems Report. Each purchase helps us cover the cost of delivering a copy to every member of the Florida Legislature.

Purchase your report by Friday, December 13 to guarantee it ships before the holidays.