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Friday, 24 January 2014 07:40

FL Water + Land Conservation...

Written by  Ocala Star Banner, Team SCPA

 

Water and Land Conservation Amendment will be on November ballot.

Thank you Ocala Star Banner for your strong support for passing the Water and Land Conservation Amendment -- Amendment 1 on the November ballot. Excerpts below.

Ocala Star Banner Editorial:

It matters to all Floridians

published Fri. Jan. 24, 2014

EXCERPTS

Florida's Water and Land Legacy initiative is headed for the November ballot as Amendment 1, and it is worth noting that the two counties that gave the land conservation measure its greatest support are from opposite ends of the state -- but they share something in common…

Leon and Martin counties -- the first in the Panhandle, the latter in southeast Florida -- led Florida's 67 counties in the percentage of population that signed petitions to get it on the ballot…

…water resources are facing threats statewide. This is not a North Florida problem. This is not a South Florida problem. This is not a springs problem or a coastal estuary problem. It is a water problem that is affecting the state increasingly worrisome ways, and the people of Florida recognize something has to give...

The Water and Land Legacy amendment wouldn't solve all our water woes, but it would ensure money is spent on conservation efforts… critically important in a state that water managers say is in fact running out of traditional sources of fresh water…

Lawmakers who say that spending choices should be left in their hands fail to acknowledge their failure to protect Florida's environment. The Florida Forever program had funded conservation purchases, but the Legislature has slashed its funding more than 97 percent since 2009…

…Given Florida's dismal recent track record for protecting water resources and our sensitive lands…

Complete editorial:
http://www.ocala.com/article/20140124/OPINION01/140129834/1008/OPINION?Title=Editorial-It-matters-to-all-Floridians#gsc.tab=0

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About Florida's Water and Land Legacy amendment and campaign:
http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org/

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Thanks to Ocala Star Banner! and Florida Water and Land Legacy Campaign. Compiled by Team SCPA

 

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