florida's water and land legacy campaign

Environment and Science
9:38 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Florida Campaign Gathers Signatures For Future Of Land Protection

Vince Lamb attracts a Florida scrub jay with a handful of peanuts. Lamb monitors populations of these threatened birds for Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands program.

In recent years conservation funding in Florida has been cut by 97.5%. A coalition of volunteers has been busy collecting signatures across the state, in an attempt to get that funding back. The citizens and environmental groups behind this petition drive will need about a million signatures if the measure - known as Florida’s Water and Land Legacy amendment - is to make it to the 2014 ballot.

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