Great news! This week, the State of Florida approved more than 40,000 acres for conservation as part of the Florida Forever and Rural and Family Lands Protection Programs.
"Audubon celebrates these important conservation land acquisitions and the progress they represent. In the last few years, the Governor and Legislature have made a commitment to landscape-scale conservation with substantial, consistent funding. The result has been the Trustees' ability to pick up the pace, delivering more high quality acquisitions like these, quickly and transparently, protecting the places essential to Florida's water, wildlife, and resiliency. Leadership like this on behalf of our natural resources is essential to Floridians' well-being and prosperity."
~ Julie Wraithmell, Executive Director, Audubon Florida.