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Celebrating conservation victories up and down the ballot!

Last night was a big election night in Florida. Primaries and local government races were on the ballot across the state, and Conservation Voters have much to be proud of.  Thanks to your help and support, we are proud to announce the following significant wins for our FCV-endorsed candidates: Congressman

Blue-Green Algae: From our plates to our poop

It’s summertime in Florida, and just because the kids are going back to school, it doesn’t mean we can’t continue to enjoy our beautiful beaches, backyard barbecues, and time spent with family. Unfortunately, along with these summertime staples, Blue-Green algae has also been rearing its ugly head. From Lake Okeechobee

Governor DeSantis has Blue-Green Algae on his hands!

Clean water is the backbone of our economy. Our sandy beaches, iconic marine, coastal wildlife, and glistening waterways have attracted hundreds of millions of tourists and new residents for over a century. But in recent years, our prized waterways have turned into a sludge factory, bringing death and destruction.  For

Seagrasses Need Healthy Water

Seagrasses have been called many things: underwater meadows, the nurseries of the sea, and canaries in the coal mine. All of those are apt descriptions for one of Florida’s most important habitats.  Seagrasses are underwater plants that grow in sediment. In Florida, there are seven species of seagrass, and they

The WV v. EPA court decision and what does it mean for Florida?

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided the case of West Virginia v. EPA. This dramatic decision essentially strips the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of any authority to issue rules and standards regulating climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions and certain pollutants produced by coal-based power plants.

FCV 2022 Endorsements: Rep. Angie Nixon

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUVAL Conservation Voters, we have some good news for you! FCV is proud to announce our endorsement of Representative Angie Nixon in Florida House of Representatives District 13. Rep. Nixon has a proven track record of fighting to improve access to clean drinking water for Florida’s children through her leadership

FCV Hosts Tales of Sunshine Film Screening

On Sunday, July 10, Conservation Voters gathered in the planetarium theater at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee for a screening of the Film Tales of Sunshine Florida Ecostories. This four-part docuseries explores subtropical life in Florida through the lens of a conservation biologist, a mermaid activist, an ex-convict fisherman, and

FCV 2022 Endorsements: Joy Goff-Marcil

FCV is proud to announce our endorsement of Representative Joy Goff-Marcil in Senate District 10! Joy Goff-Marcil’s leadership is crucial for Florida’s environment and for ensuring clean water now and in the future.  FCV Political and Legislative Director Jonathan Webber remarked that “Representative Goff-Marcil’s commitment to using science-based policy solutions