Take Action for Florida Forever
We have our work cut out for us this session when it comes to preserving and protecting conservation lands.
Senate Bill 584 by Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) would require an acre of state or local public lands to be disposed of for every new acre protected. The effect of this bill would be to bring Florida Forever and local land preservation programs to a halt.
There is reason for concern when many legislators have the belief that Florida has too much conservation land. We do not want this belief to transcend into budget discussions and threaten funding for Florida Forever. We know the passion is out there for our special places.
Now is the time to mobilize our public lands advocates.
The noisy minority of those who don’t believe in the value of conservation lands cannot be the only group talking to their legislators. Pick up the phone and politely tell the members of General Governor Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Natural Resources & Agriculture Subcommittee that you care deeply about our public lands - tell them about your favorite park, forest, beach or conservation area! After you make your calls, tell us about it on our Facebook Page and encourage your friends to do the same.
Thank you for all that you do for Florida Forever.