In recent years conservation funding in Florida has been cut by 97.5%. A coalition of volunteers spent the last several months collecting signatures across the state, in an attempt to return funding. The citizens and environmental groups behind this petition drive needed about a million signatures for the measure - known as Florida’s Water and Land Legacy amendment - to make it to the 2014 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court has just agreed that it satisfies legal requirements for placement on the ballot. The Water and Land Conservation amendment is the first constitutional amendment to be approved by the Supreme Court for the 2014 ballot, according to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy, the amendment’s sponsor.
Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 2:19 pm
For a short period, yesterday, the hunt was on in Pinellas County, Florida for a lady photographed riding a manatee.
The sheriff's department called a deadly serious press conference in which they asked the help of the public in identifying the perpetrator. The lady was wearing a white cap, red shorts and a black bikini top. Witnesses in the area, the sheriff said in a statement, took photographs and contacted police.
National Public Lands Day is tomorrow, Saturday, September 29. This nationwide event encourages people to explore, volunteer, and help support public lands.
In recognition of National Public Lands Day, the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program invites you to participate in a series of free events. There will be kayaking, hiking, environmental presentations, sea turtle talks, gardening, bike rides and much more.
In a special ongoing series, WFIT has been following the journey of a team of conservationists thru Florida.The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition's mission is to connect natural and rural lands throughout the state, for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Along the first half of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition fair and mild weather prevailed. Recently, as the expedition passed a halfway point on the 1000 mile route, a bout of strong winds and rain storms made an inclement presence.