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October 15, 2021

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We Need Your Voice! It's Time to Restore the Ocklawaha River

Public Comment Opens for Beach-nesting Bird Guidelines

House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee Discusses Coral Reef Disease, Red Tide, and More

Committees Meet on Florida Forever and Water Rules

Audubon Florida Continues to Advocate for Best Lake Okeechobee Management Plan

EagleWatch Annual Report is Here

Audubon Florida Climate and Energy News Roundup

September 24, 2021

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Legislative Committees and Leadership

Committee Meetings Begin with a Budget Bang

Pop Quiz: You May Be a Legislative Super Influencer

Nearly 20,000 Acres Conserved Under Florida Forever Program

Fall Edition of the Naturalist is Here!

Audubon Florida Climate and Energy News Roundup

May 8, 2021

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2021 Florida Legislative Session Recap

Budget Delivers High Levels of Environmental Funding

New Water Legislation

Wins for Habitat Conservation

Energy Legislation

Climate and Resiliency Become Important Session Theme

Troubling Bills That Did Not Make It Through

Audubon Remains Concerned with New Farming Litigation and Growth Management Bill

May 1, 2021

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$101 Billion Budget Proposed for Florida, Including $419 Million for Everglades, $400 Million for Florida Forever, $75 Million for Springs, and More

Total Appropriations for Environmental Priorities

Agriculture and Water Bills Head to Governor DeSantis

Pirate Sand & Fill Mines Slammed by Legislature and Lake County Commission

April 24, 2021

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Combined $400 Million Proposed for Land Conservation

New Agreement Pushes EAA Reservoir Forward

Senator Rubio Co-Sponsors Growing Climate Solutions Act

Farming Operations Bill SB88 sent to Governor DeSantis

Collier County and Army Corps Propose to Armor Coast at Expense of Beaches, Mangroves, and Seagrass

April 17, 2021

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Resiliency and Taxation Relief for Homeowners

Little Wekiva River and Florida Wildlife Corridor

Fourteen Jurisdictions in Southwest Florida Join the Regional Resiliency Compact

Property Tax Breaks May Diminish Funding Available for Conservation Purposes

Reducing Transparency in Government Oversight of Utilities

April 10, 2021

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Statewide Resiliency Plans May Soon be a Reality - Florida House’s “Always Ready Flooding and Sea Level Rise Agenda” is on the Governor’s Desk

Lake Okeechobee Watershed

Promising Bills Move Through Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government

Florida Forever Needs More Funding

Southwest Compact Takes Another Stride Forward

Paul Gray Wins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Award

April 3, 2021

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Big Cypress Basin Management Changes

Reclaimed Water Bill Moves through Committees

Blue-Green Algae Task Force Recommendations Bill

Farming Bill Changes May be Too Broad

Tamiami Roadbed Removal Celebrated

March 27, 2021

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State Appropriations Update

Resilient Florida Program Funding

New M-CORES Amendment Strengthens Environmental Protections for Future Road Projects

Two Energy Bills Move Forward

Concerning Seagrass Bill Passes Subcommittee

Stop Destruction of Nesting Bird Habitat

March 19, 2021

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Update on M-CORES Legislation

Senate President Priorities Move Forward

Energy Preemption Bill Sees Improvement

South Florida Water Management District Approves Curtain Wall

Major Steps Forward in Climate Resiliency

Extending Florida Forever

March 13, 2021

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Senate Transportation Committee Action

Fast-moving Bills

Walton County's Proposed 2040 Mobility Plan Threatens Conservation Lands

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Restoration Proposes to Pave Imperiled Bird Nesting Sites in National Seashore

Addressing the Effects of Rising Sea Levels Due to Climate Change

Where is the Central Florida Water Initiative Rule?

Florida Climate and Energy News Roundup

March 6, 2021

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Florida Delegation Lobbies Biden Administration for Everglades Restoration Funding

Two Water Bills Pass Committee Hurdles

Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Hears Water and M-CORES Issues

Two Coastal Resiliency Bills Highlight New Climate Change Concerns

Energy Preemption Bill Scope is Narrowed but May Still Have Unintended Consequences

February 20, 2021

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Senate President Wilton Simpson Clarifies His Position on M-CORES

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Commits to Big Everglades Restoration Investment

New Law Could Reduce Barriers to Solar Siting

FWC Explains Invasive Species Management

Subcommittee Discusses Coastal Resiliency and Red Tide

February 13, 2021

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Everglades Health Takes One Step Forward and One Step Back

Committee Meeting Underscores Importance of Resilience Planning

Land Conservation Budget Needs a Bump

Audubon Congratulates St. Johns County on Restarting Their Land Acquisition and Management Program

We Need Your Voice As The FWC Updates Invasive Species Rules

February 6, 2021

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Legislature Grapples with Future of M-CORES

Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Hears Water Updates

Funding News for Environmental Programs

Elected Officials Listen to Ideas for Boosting Coastal Resilience

The PSC Approves Solar Projects and Prepares for Rate Case Hearings

Concerning Growth Management Bill Clears Administrative Hurdle

New Bills Filed This Week to Expand Solar Opportunities

This Week's Climate News

January 30, 2021

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Governor DeSantis Releases Proposed Budget with $1 Billion for Climate Change

Mixed Bag: Committee Action Sees Bills on Dairy Pollution, Regional Planning Councils and Litter Reduction Advance

Bills Filed Reflect New Priority on Renewable Energy

Wastewater Conservation and Reuse Bills Filed

Concerning Growth Management Bill Reappears

Audubon, the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, and More Launch Partnership to Fight Climate Change, Save Taxpayer Dollars, and Train Future Environmental Professionals

January 16, 2021

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We're Back with the First Advocate of the 2021 Session!

Senate Natural Resource Committees Start Off with Briefings, Agency Introductions

Legislature May Pull the Plug on M-CORES

Public Service Commission Hosts Energy Efficiency Rule Revision Workshop

Coronavirus Causes Major Budget Uncertainty

Pop Quiz: You May Be a Legislative Super Influencer

Newest Edition of the Naturalist is Out!

March 20, 2020

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Wrapping up the 2020 Legislative Session

Conservation Appropriations

We Celebrate Water and Climate Bills That Made it Over the Finish Line

Important Environmental Protection Amendment on Agriculture Bill to Benefit Green Swamp

DOT M-Cores Process Extended, Meetings Postponed

Improved Management of Rodman Reservoir Could Benefit Upstream Forests

March 13, 2020

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Important Water Bill Passes

Climate Win Requires Sea Level Rise Impact Studies for State-financed Construction

Appropriations Negotiations Continue

Audubon Florida Begins Chapter Climate Trainings

M-CORES Update

Act by March 16 to Ensure the Everglades and Florida Bay Benefit from the COP


March 6, 2020

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Water Bills Address Pollution and Fines


Senators Rubio and Scott Team Up to Expand Moratorium on Gulf of Mexico Drilling

State Resumes Misguided Move to Assume Federal Water Permitting

A Solar Victory!

February 28, 2020

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Help Ensure the Everglades and Florida Bay Benefit from the COP

Appropriations for Florida Forever and Rural Family Lands Protection Program

Fireworks update

Florida on Cusp of Solar Victory or Missed Opportunity: Stay Tuned March 3

Water Quality and Environmental Enforcement

Restoring the Ocklawaha River

February 21, 2020

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Climate Bills Move Ahead

M-CORES Update

Town of Fort Myers Beach Protects Critical Wildlife Area - Again!

Audubon Florida Launches New Climate Initiative with Local Chapters

February 14, 2020

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Audubon Attends Everglades Action Day

Water: Civil Penalties, Septic Tanks, Wastewater

Climate: Renewable Energy, Sea-Level Impact Projections, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Budget: Environment, Conservation Easements, State Parks


February 7, 2020

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Great News for Protecting Florida's Special Places

Climate Adaptation Bill Moves at a Steady Pace

Growth Management



Upcoming M-CORES Meetings

January 31, 2020

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Everglades Protection

Climate Adaptation


January 24, 2020

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Climate Adaptation

Climate Mitigation

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency


Moving Miami-Dade County's Comprehensive Development Master Plan in the Right Direction

M-CORES Update


Winter Naturalist Magazine

January 17, 2020

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State Announces Everglades Acquisition to Head Off Drilling Threat

35th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference Calls for All Hands On Deck

Join Everglades Action Day February 10 & 11!

Clam Pass Parking Garage Proposal Denied

Bill to Expand Access to Personal Fireworks Amended

Flagler County Wetlands Restoration Update

Misleading Energy Deregulation Ballot Proposal Tossed Out by Supreme Court

Resilience and Climate Change Issues to Watch

Focus on Florida Forever

The Governor's Agenda

December 13, 2019

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Fireworks Bill Advances in Both Chambers, as Audubon Works to Limit Impacts

Comprehensive Water Legislation Being Considered by Florida Senate

Updates on Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES)

Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Rejects Florida's Apalachicola Water Arguments

State of the Everglades Report

November 8, 2019

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Bills to Fight Florida’s Water Woes Begin to Move in Legislature

Bill to Expand Access to Personal Fireworks Clears First Committees Despite Concerns for Veterans, Pets, Special Needs Individuals, and Wildlife

Celebrating the Opening of the C-44 Reservoir

M-CORES Toll Roads Task Forces Raise Important Questions About Need, Financial Feasibility

U.S. Rep. Castor & Audubon Florida Sound Alarm on the Climate Crisis’ Impact on North American Birds

Take Action! Model Ordinance Toolkit Update

Audubon Florida and South Florida Breweries Launch the Everglades Brewers Council

October 18, 2019

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Governor Announces Legislation to Expedite Water Quality Improvements

Florida Senate Holds Committee Meeting on Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Presents their Proposed Budget 

Miami-Dade County Votes for Clean Buses

Audubon Florida Offers Model Ordinance Toolkit to Inspire Local Change

New Audubon Report Details Risks of Climate Change Extinction

 Audubon Staff Report Red Tide

Florida Department of Transportation Presents Committee with M-CORES Progress

September 16, 2019

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Planning for New Turnpikes Begins

Looking Ahead to Fall Legislative Committees

Summer of Successes for Florida Forever

Audubon Florida Defends Endangered Species

They Heard You! The U.S. House Passes Bills to Protect Coasts from Oil and Gas Spilling

Have You Seen the New Naturalist?


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