Redfish Pass, 7-10-13, Photo Credit - SCCF, Courtesy Of Ding Darling Wildlife Society.
Redfish Pass, 7-10-13, Photo Credit - SCCF, Courtesy Of Ding Darling Wildlife Society.

Sanibel: Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1

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Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1 On Ballot Tuesday.

Red Tide Photo, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, 2013.

Red Tide Photo, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, 2013.

“The Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would dedicate 33 percent of net revenue from the existing excise tax on documents to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund.[1]

The Land Acquisition Trust Fund would be expended to acquire and improve conservation easements, wildlife management areas, wetlands, forests, fish and wildlife habitats, beaches and shores, recreational trails and parks, urban open space, rural landscapes, working farms and ranches, historical and geological sites, lands protecting water and drinking water resources and lands in the Everglades Agricultural Areas and the Everglades Protection Area. The fund is designed to manage and restore natural systems and to enhance public access and recreational use of conservation lands.[1]

The campaign in support of the initiative is being led by Florida’s Water and Land Legacy.[2]

For a referred amendment to win in Florida, it must win a supermajority vote of 60 percent of those voting on the question, according to Section 5 of Article XI of the Florida Constitution. This change was made via Amendment 3 in 2006.”

For more information, please see Ballotpedia.org.


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