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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 2, 2017) - On Friday, Florida Senator Rob Bradley filed Senate Bill 370 (SB 370) to appropriate $100 million annually to Florida Forever, the state’s land conservation program. The funds would come from the voter-approved Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Audubon Florida’s executive director Eric Draper released the following statement in support of SB 370:
“This bill is an excellent, first of its kind commitment from legislative leadership to fund land conservation in Florida," said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida. "Last year, we watched Senator Bradley sponsor and pass a bill to approve and fund a much-needed Everglades reservoir. We are grateful he is now tackling land conservation and working to protect natural Florida."