Advocacy

2020 Florida Legislature and Policy Recap

2020 Florida Legislature and Policy Recap

— Major strides forward in the water and climate arenas.
Highlighting Five Wins in 2019

Highlighting Five Wins in 2019

— From shorebird nesting to eletric vehicles to Everglades restoration funding, you helped make these 2019 wins happen.
Legislative Look-Back and Look-Ahead

Legislative Look-Back and Look-Ahead

— Fall legislative committees are in full swing in the run up to the January 2020 Session.
Critical Wildlife Area Supporters Convince Fort Myers Beach Town Council to Vote Down Destructive Boardwalk.

Audubon Staff and Volunteers Convince Fort Myers Beach Town Council to Vote Down Destructive Boardwalk.

— On Monday, the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach voted down an ordinance exception that would have allowed boardwalk construction into nesting bird habitat in the Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area (CWA).
Audubon Florida Praises Gov. DeSantis’ Environmental Budget Recommendations for Water

Audubon Florida Praises Gov. DeSantis’ Environmental Budget Recommendations

— In response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ environmental budget recommendations announced today, Audubon Florida Executive Director Julie Wraithmell expressed optimism and said the following
Audubon Florida Prepares for 2018 Lawmaking Session Where Conservation Funding Takes Center Stage

Audubon Florida Prepares for 2018 Lawmaking Session Where Conservation Funding Takes Center Stage

— Using the 2018 Conservation Action Agenda set by Audubon members, Audubon Florida plans to advocate for birds and habitat in the 2018 legislative session.
Audubon Advocate: Lawmakers Convene in Tallahassee

ADVOCATE: Lawmakers Convene in Tallahassee

— Audubon FL announces legislative priorities.
State Begins Updating Burrowing Owl Protections

State Begins Updating Burrowing Owl Protections

— The Florida Burrowing Owl was given additional state protections last year due to dwindling numbers and habitat.
Advocates Stress Need for Land Conservation Funding with Policymakers

Advocates Stress Need for Land Conservation Funding with Policymakers

— Audubon advocates meet with state legislators to discuss the benefits of local conservation projects.
Fighting for the Future of the Apalachicola

Fighting for the Future of the Apalachicola

— Audubon Florida works statewide to protect rare and sensitive bird habitat. In Northwest Florida, the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay are some of the most diverse ecological waterways in the southern U.S.