We'll have a short business meeting before our speaker,
Aliki Moncrief, the Field Director of the Florida’s Water and Land Legacy will speak to us about the Florida Land and Water Campaign. The Florida Trail Association has already endorsed this initiative, and so have most of the chapters. I hope you can attend and support this important effort on behalf of all Florida conservationists.
From the website http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org/index.php:
We're a coalition of individual volunteers and conservation organizations from across the state working to put the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the November 2014 ballot.
For years, Floridians have worked to keep our streams, springs and lakes clean for people and wildlife. We've worked hard to restore treasures like the Everglades and to protect our beaches and shores. Yet, deep and continued budget cuts are putting our most cherished waters and lands in serious jeopardy.
State funds historically allocated to protecting and restoring critical conservation and restoration efforts will run dry unless voters pass the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. Without it, we could lose much of what makes Florida special.