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Dear Florida: I Love Split Oak Forest

By Susana RestrepoKissimmee, FL I invite you to take a walk through the paths of Split Oak forest where you breathe clean air and enjoy the smell of wild plants and flowers. You can listen to the song of the birds and you can feel all those dreamlike sensations that

FCT Board Caves to Developers and Toll Roads

On Wednesday, April 20, the Florida Communities Trust Governing Board broke its promise to the people of Florida and set a dangerous precedent for conservation. It unanimously voted to move forward with a controversial proposal to allow for the construction of a linear facility (aka toll road) through a treasured

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

Florida’s Native American History

November is Native American Heritage Month and Florida is rich in indigenous history. With several historic groups of indigenous peoples, Florida’s was - and is today - a land of plentiful resources.  When we protect our land and water, we protect our history. Aucilla River, provided by Florida Natural Areas