Just in time for Earth Day, we can celebrate the legislative budget agreement to fund the State’s Florida Forever land acquisition program at $100 million.
The Joint (House/Senate) Agriculture, Environment, and General Government Budget Conference Committee members met this past weekend for their first budget negotiation session and will be meeting again soon to reconcile the budgets.
To date, the Senate has agreed to accept the House’s budget proposal of $100 million for Florida Forever, a significant improvement from the Senate’s original proposal of $50 million.
This is good news for Florida’s land acquisition efforts, water quality, and wildlife that depend on natural areas, but we have not crossed the finish line yet. Join us in contacting the budget committee members by clicking the “TAKE ACTION” button below to thank them for proposing $100 million for Florida Forever and to reinforce the importance of the program to our quality of life in Florida.