Not Your Grandma’s Garden!

Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota's CEO Jennifer Rominiecki, and their V.P. of Botany, Bruce Holst, joined MidPoint to talk all about the blooming of the Gardens into a powerhouse of sustainability and botanical conservation research,...
Florida Wildlife Corridor

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer questions the costs of land deals

Jimmy Patronis suggested the state should have looked again at the prices of three land conservation deals that totaled $193 million.

The Scoop: Thurs. March 21, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) says the new law to prevent houseless people from sleeping in public places is "making a bad situation worse."
Florida Wildlife Corridor

A deal to purchase agricultural land for the Florida Wildlife Corridor could happen on Tuesday

Florida would pay $122 million for 25,039 acres in what is known as the Caloosahatchee-Big Cypress Corridor in Hendry and Collier counties.
Florida Wildlife Corridor

A Florida appeals court rejects calls for a rehearing in a legal battle over conservation funding

There will be no rehearing after a Florida appeals court ruled last month that a legal battle about conservation funding was “moot.”
St. Petersburg, Florida

Shoreline and Spring restoration with Tom Ries

Sustainable Living hosts Tanja Vidovic and Anni Ellis spoke with local environmentalist Tom Ries, a nationally known ecologist with more than 40 years of experience restoring natural systems in the SE.
Florida wetlands

An appeals court says a legal battle over Florida’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund is “moot”

A Florida constitutional amendment requires a portion of real-estate documentary stamp tax revenues be used for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund.

Florida reaches rural land deals to protect agricultural lands in Polk and Putnam Counties

Owners of three farms have signed deals with Florida, totaling nearly $9 million, to restrict future residential and commercial development.
Conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr.

Photographer Carlton Ward Jr. widens conservation efforts to the Gulf of Mexico

Photographer Carlton Ward Jr., who has spent years trying to protect and preserve the Florida Wildlife Corridor, is now turning his conservation efforts on the Gulf of Mexico. Ward, whose images of Florida panthers and...

Florida deal conserves Okeechobee land

$1.6 million from Florida’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program will purchase a conservation easement on 237 acres in Okeechobee County.
highway construction

A highway is proposed through a wildlife conservation area in Osceola County

A proposed project would lead to a highway extension through part of the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area in Osceola County.
Beach sunset with palm trees. By Seán Kinane. January 2021.

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner wants $300 million for a conservation program

Florida's Agriculture Commissioner wants $300 million for a conservation program, triple the amount vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis this year.

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