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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

Restore Bonding for Land Acquisition

The comments below were given to the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee and on March 15, 2021 by Government Relations Director Lindsay Cross Good afternoon. This is Lindsay Cross, Government Relations Director with Florida Conservation Voters. I’m so pleased to be able to speak in support of SB1480 today.

Top 10 Land Acquisitions of 2020

Over the years, Florida has saved some incredible places that improve our quality of life and make Florida a great place to live. From state and local parks to wildlife preserves, our state is a natural wonder. To continue to protect Florida, we must continuously conserve more land for future

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 make funding permanent for our