Author Cynthia Barnett Joins FCV Book Club Event

On Thursday, February 24, the FCV Book Club was joined by author Cynthia Barnett for a virtual book discussion on her latest novel The Sound of the Sea: Seashells, and the Fate of the Oceans. This special author talk and book club event was made possible by a partnership with

2022 Water Bills: Where are They Now?

At the beginning of each legislative session, there is a feeling of optimism as FCV works cooperatively with legislators to file and support good water quality bills. Invariably, bad bills will emerge during this time that weaken protection for our precious water or strip money from true conservation needs. Policy

State Purchases New Conservation Lands While State Legislative Leaders Announce Draft Conservation Budgets

This week, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources and Senate Agriculture, Environment, and General Government Appropriations committees presented their initial FY22/23 budgets for environmental and conservation items. The House recommends $100 million for Florida Forever, a land-conservation program under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), with the Senate recommending

Solar Bills That are Good for Habitat and People

Florida’s major electric utilities plan to develop over 13,000 MW of new solar generation across the state over the next decade, according to a 2021 review of ten-year site plans published by the Florida Public Service Commission. While this is a significant development, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Each

History was made in the Latino environmentalist community in Florida

Over one hundred Latinos participated in a historic Latino Lobby Day in Tallahassee on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 to advocate for Florida’s environment. The results of the Chispa Florida community survey validated the concern Hispanics feel about climate change. With this information, Chispa Florida brought together 115 Floridians, senators, and

New District Lines for Miami Dade County Residents

2022 New District Lines! Miami Dade County completed its redistricting efforts at the end of 2021 with the board of county commissioners adopting the final map on December 1, 2021. What does this mean for residents? The following areas have been impacted: Area bounded on the east by Biscayne Boulevard,

That’s A Wrap -FCV Top Wins of 2021

This past year, with the support of members like you, FCV achieved some truly incredible things. Read about some of the top wins of 2021 below. 2021 Briefing Book We worked with 24 organizations to publish and distribute our Briefing Book, providing Florida lawmakers with a concise understanding of Florida’s