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House and Senate Agree on Funding for Florida Forever

Statement from Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director, Florida Conservation Voters: “Today the House and Senate chairs for natural resources appropriations, Sen. Mayfield and Rep. Raschein, agreed to $100 million in funding for Florida Forever. We hope that legislators will build on this amount next year and

Florida’s Gems are Under Threat

Florida’s natural areas (what we call Gems) face ever-increasing threats from rampant development, water pollution, and climate change, but investments in conservation and management can ensure healthy natural areas and communities for years to come. According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida welcomes nearly

Butler Beach

St. Augustine was a major site of the Civil Rights Movement. From swim-ins at a downtown motel to targeted attacks toward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Florida’s oldest city is also a monument to a national movement.   Frank B. Butler was a Black businessman and

Not in My Backyard: Systematic Racism and Redlining

It’s no coincidence that communities of color face harsher health burdens due to dirty air and water. From antebellum Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era, housing policy was designed to prevent Black residents from living in predominantly White neighborhoods. Land use decisions about where to