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Protecting wildlife corridors

To recognize a commitment at the federal and state levels to protect a statewide corridor for the benefit of wildlife – particularly wide-ranging animals like the endangered Florida panther –…

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The Full Story on SB 2508: Governor’s Leadership and Public Advocacy Create a Win

Last week, the Conservancy shared with you the tremendous news that Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 2508, a bill that would have resulted in untold negative impacts to our precious…

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Florida should let feds handle wetlands permitting

By Amber Crooks | Conservancy Environmental Policy Manager The Orlando Sentinel recently published an editorial asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to rescue Florida’s wetlands by returning the Clean Water Act Section 404…

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Public’s Voice and Governor’s Leadership sink SB 2508

Today, SB 2508 was vetoed by Governor Ron DeSantis, who has made Everglades restoration and water quality a priority. Thanks to the support from citizens all over the state, we…

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Final chance to defeat SB 2508

SB2508 has been sent to the Governor for his consideration.  The Governor can sign the bill into law, allow the bill to become law without his signature, or veto it. …

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Action Alert: Help stop a proposed mining operation

A long-time potato farm in the Density Reduction Groundwater Resource (DGRG) area in Lee County is seeking to become a mining operation. The Troyer Brothers Mine proposal involves the construction…

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Critical to the Future of Our State – and its Imperiled Species

By Amber Crooks | Environmental Policy Manager, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Donning a hard hat and safety vest, I stepped onto the sand where bears and panthers might also leave…

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With Judge’s Order, the Fight Continues for Wetland Protection

The year 2022 brings with it the 50th anniversary of one of our nation’s foundational environmental laws – the Clean Water Act. Here in Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers…

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City of Naples Prevails In Local Fertilizer Ordinance Challenge

Congratulations to the City of Naples on successfully defending their local fertilizer ordinance!  The City of Naples has a long history of taking proactive measures to help address local water…