Florida’s “Great Nature Bank”

watery foundation copy In: Florida’s “Great Nature Bank” | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River
On November 02, 2014 at 07:01PM, Tom at Watery Foundation published the following article:

In 1971, Governor Leroy Collins advised,

We should think ahead and plan to save these hidden places of our land. We should find ways with private and public funds, to buy them up for all the people of the generations to follow. This would be our state’s great nature bank. (Forerunners Courageous, p. 110)

If you haven’t voted already, and are not sure how to vote tomorrow on the Land and Water Legacy constitutional amendment, please consider voting for it. This program would revitalize a Florida tradition of committing funds for land and water conservation going back to 1972. The voters that year authorized spending $240 million in the Environmentally Endangered Lands program, which is equal to $1.37 billion in 2014 dollars. This generation should do even more, for “the people of the generations to follow.”

Read this article from Watery Foundation at http://www.wateryfoundation.com/?p=10897.
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