NFLT Speaks Up About Amendment 1 and Offers Advocacy Training Classes

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hen you went to the voting booth in Fall of 2014, you were presented with a question: Do you want to see more state funding allocated towards the preservation of Florida’s natural resources? That question was presented as Amendment #1, a citizen initiative constitutional amendment which passed with an overwhelming 75% of the population. The official ballot title read:

“Water and Land Conservation – Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands”

Despite a clear bipartisan mandate from the public to fund land conservation, the Florida legislature has chosen to allocate much of those funds toward other issues. Specifically, of the $700 million Land Acquisition Trust Fund, $242 million has been allocated toward items such as salaries, overhead, and sewage treatment plants.december11-2

hen you went to the voting booth in Fall of 2014, you were presented with a question: Do you want to see more state funding allocated towards the preservation of Florida’s natural resources? That question was presented as Amendment #1, a citizen initiative constitutional amendment which passed with an overwhelming 75% of the population. The official ballot title read:

“Water and Land Conservation – Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands”

Despite a clear bipartisan mandate from the public to fund land conservation, the Florida legislature has chosen to allocate much of those funds toward other issues. Specifically, of the $700 million Land Acquisition Trust Fund, $242 million has been allocated toward items such as salaries, overhead, and sewage treatment plants.