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 1,000 new residents every day.
Lake Wales Ridge is one of the most biodiverse areas in North America – and also one of the most threatened. Consisting of numerous sites, the Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem project includes the best remaining tracts of natural scrub. The Lake Wales Ridge Florida Forever project includes a total of
It’s been a busy three weeks at the Capitol. With every passing day of the Legislative Session, lawmakers decide how Florida will look in the future. Will we conserve our land and water for generations to come, or allow our remaining natural lands to be bought and sold for more
I start every year with a First Day Hike. In my household, hiking on January 1st has become a tradition. In 2017, we strolled our local neighborhood trail. In 2018 and 2019, we hiked J.R. Alford Greenway in Tallahassee. This year, we’ll venture out to Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State