Press Statement on the December 11 Cabinet Hearing

Press Statement on the December 11 Cabinet Hearing

For Immediate Release: December 11, 2012

Contact: Eric Draper, Executive Director,, 850-251-1301 

Statement from Eric Draper, Audubon Florida Executive Director, on behalf of the Florida Forever Coalition. This statement was issued in reference to today’s Florida Cabinet hearing.

“It’s time to invest in land conservation. Florida’s economy is recovering, state revenues are up, and the Preservation 2000 bonds will be paid off. That puts us in the perfect position to get back to protecting the places that make Florida special. Earlier today, the Florida Forever work plan featuring 21 priority conservation projects was presented to the Governor and Cabinet. This plan is all the reason needed for the Governor to propose and the Legislature to appropriate funds for land conservation.”