Take action for wild Florida by sending our state reps a postcard. Go to postcard.com/impact and click on the campaign photo with the egret and "#KeepFLWild." Write a note to tell your leaders why they need to fund the Florida program. I will carry your postcard into Tallahassee and hand deliver it to our leaders!
How to send a letter from Wild Florida- Tell your legislator why protecting Wild Florida matters and tell them to support funding Florida Forever and other conservation programs.
Some key information: - Florida Forever protects crucial habitats, wildlife corridors, and watersheds - 75% of FL voters supported constitutional amendment 1 in 2014, which dedicated a $750 million fund to the “acquisition and restoration of conservation lands.” - Legislature misused it for legislative purposes, only 2% went to Florida Forever (our main land acquisition program).
Then convince someone you know to write their own postcard, letter, or email from Wild Florida! Go to https://www.flsenate.gov/senators/find to find your representative and find their contact information.
For Alachua County- State Senator Keith Perry: State Senator Keith Perry, Florida Senate, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL- 32399-1100 House Rep. Clovis Watson ( Eastern Alachua county/ downtown GNV): The Honorable Clovis Watson, Florida House, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 House Rep. Chuck Clemons address (West GNV/Alachua County): The Honorable Chuck Clemons, Florida House, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Step 2- Call your legislator- It’s been proven to work and is quick and easy! Usually you’ll reach a polite staffer who will ask you what your message is. Tell them why Wild Florida matters to you and that you expect them to fully fund Florida Forever and other conservation programs. Here’s a possible script
“Hi, my name is ________ and I am one of your constituents living in ZIP code _____. I wanted to call to urge Congress(wo)man ______ to follow voter’s wishes and fully fund the Florida Forever program and other crucial conservation programs. Florida’s wild areas are crucial to our economy and way of life and I want to see these places preserved for future generations.”
Who to call for Alachua County: Senator Keith Perry: (850) 487-5008 / or try (352) 264-4040 State House Rep. Clovis Watson phone: (850) 717-5020 State House Rep. Chuck Clemons phone: (850) 717-5021