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[ACTION ALERT] Stop Governor DeSantis from Signing SB 2508

We need your help NOW to convince Governor DeSantis that he should veto Senate Bill 2508 because FLORIDA DOES NOT NEED A COMPLETE MAKE-OVER OF OUR IMMENSELY SUCCESSFUL LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS! The Florida Legislature passed this terrible bill and it is now awaiting the Governor’s signature. It threatens to upend our successful approach to land conservation by essentially replacing the science-based, transparent, and accountable Florida Forever program with one designed to keep agricultural lands in production. The Rural and Family Lands Program (RFL) was created to purchase conservation easements over privately owned forests and ranches, and is a valuable complement to Florida Forever because the working lands it keeps in production sometimes have supplemental habitat value for native plants and wildlife, and can maintain connectivity within wildlife corridors. But Florida Forever has been, and should remain, our principal land conservation program . Call Governor DeSantis at (850)

FNPS Requests Veto of SB 2508

On March 16th we sent a letter to Governor DeSantis recommending that he veto the atrocious Senate Bill 2508 which would replace the scientifically-rigorous and highly successful statewide conservation land purchasing program known as Florida Forever with the agricultural land protection program Rural and Family Lands that had been run alongside Florida Forever as a complementary easement program. You can read our letter here and please consider contacting the Governor to veto this bill.

We're hiring!

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The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is seeking a visionary Executive Director to lead growth of the statewide organization’s membership, financial support and program impact. You will lead an organization of highly committed Board of Directors, staff members, community advocates and volunteers all dedicated to authentic Florida environmental preservation via research, education, policy and conservation programs. This is an exciting time to join FNPS. If you are passionate about the environment and our unique Florida ecosystem, a dynamic public speaker who can share the compelling mission and significant impact of FNPS, a collaborative team builder, and a proven fundraiser who can generate new streams of revenue and social enterprise opportunities please visit www.fnps.org to learn more about our mission and programs. See https://www.fnps.org/news/news for full job description. JOB RESPONSIBILITY SUMMARY Reporting directly to the board president and in support of the board of dire