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CONSERVATIONISTS MOVE TO BLOCK LAST MINUTE DEAL BETWEEN SUGAR COMPANIES AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONSERVATIONISTS MOVE TO BLOCK LAST MINUTE DEAL BETWEEN SUGAR COMPANIES AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Sweetheart deal between Sugar Giant and Water Management District could thwart reservoir to divert contaminated Lake Okeechobee water
Florida Votes to Ban Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Florida Votes to Ban Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Florida voters today adopted an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits oil drilling in the state's territorial sea. As a result, drilling for oil or gas is now permanently prohibited within 10.5 miles of the Gulf Coast and 3.5 miles of the Atlantic Coast. The amendment was initially proposed by Florida Wildlife Federation as a voter initiative and then revised and presented to the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission.
Hunters and Anglers Keep Their Eyes on the Senate as Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

Hunters and Anglers Keep Their Eyes on the Senate as Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

371 Florida sportsmen and women delivered a letter to members of Florida’s congressional delegation today calling on them to support full-funding and reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Conservation wins! Florida Wildlife Federation and allies prevail at trial!

Conservation wins! Florida Wildlife Federation and allies prevail at trial!

Following years of legal maneuvering, a trial court has finally ruled on what Amendment 1, the Water and Land Legacy Constitutional Amendment, means. In 2014, 75% of voters supported Amendment 1 to secure adequate funding for the Florida Forever program and other conservation efforts across the state. Florida Forever and its predecessor program Preservation 2000, had been supported by both Republican and Democratic administrations until several years ago, when they were essentially de-funded. Amendment 1 was to correct that problem and save critical lands and waters in the face on ongoing development. Importantly, only willing sellers participate in these programs.
FWF Praises Sam and Betty Shine

FWF Praises Sam and Betty Shine

In recognition of the extraordinary generosity of philanthropists Sam and Betty Shine, the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) has expressed their deepest thanks. The Shines have recently donated a critical tract of land, over 6,000 acres in size, to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge south of Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico. This is just the latest Florida conservation project that the Shines have aided in.
Introducing New Southwest Field Representative

Introducing New Southwest Field Representative

In May, Meredith Barnard joined the Florida Wildlife Federation as the new Southwest Florida Field Representative.
 Florida Wildlife Federation Celebrates Earthday With Northside Elementary School In Panama City

Florida Wildlife Federation Celebrates Earthday With Northside Elementary School In Panama City

The Northside Elementary School in Panama City was visited by Steve Theberge, Northwest Regional Director of the Florida Wildlife Federation, to help celebrate Northside's recent winning of the Federation's statewide Kids' Wildlife Habitat Contest.
SUPPORT MARINE FISHERIES! SUPPORT OUR MENHADEN!

SUPPORT MARINE FISHERIES! SUPPORT OUR MENHADEN!

The future of menhaden, a critical forage fish species, is being decided soon. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has released menhaden draft Amendment 3 for public comment.
FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CALLS FOR LAND CONSERVATION SPENDING TO BE ADDED TO THE LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL SESSION

FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CALLS FOR LAND CONSERVATION SPENDING TO BE ADDED TO THE LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL SESSION

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Wildlife Federation today called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Florida Senate President Joe Negron to carry out voters’ will by including a proposal for funding the state’s conservation land-buying program in a special session of the Legislature.
8th ANNUAL KIDS WILDLIFE HABITAT CONTEST

8th ANNUAL KIDS WILDLIFE HABITAT CONTEST

The Championship Academy of Distinction Charter School in Pembroke Pines, Florida has been named the winner in the Florida Wildlife Federation's 8th Annual Kid's Wildlife Habitat Contest.