People Of WFIT
Thu July 31, 2014
Choosing Our Legacy - Understanding Amendment 1, August 28 at Florida Tech
Learn more about the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment on August 28th at 6:30pm at the Gleason Performing Arts Center at Florida Tech. Speakers include: Former Senator and Governor, Bob Graham and Clay Henderson, Past President of Audubon of Florida. Admission is free. Register Here
The Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would dedicate 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund.
The Land Acquisition Trust Fund would be expended to acquire and improve conservation easements, wildlife management areas, wetlands, forests, fish and wildlife habitats, beaches and shores, recreational trails and parks, urban open space, rural landscapes, working farms and ranches, historical and geological sites, lands protecting water and drinking water resources and lands in the Everglades Agricultural Areas and the Everglades Protection Area. The fund is designed to manage and restore natural systems and to enhance public access and recreational use of conservation lands.
The leading organization campaigning for the initiative is Florida's Water and Land Legacy, Inc. Learn more.