One of the most important things that we as civic educators can do is model good civic behavior for our students. One of these good civic behaviors is, of course, engagement with local issues. In recognition of this, we want to pass along an opportunity to engage in a discussion of Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative. Shelby Taylor, from the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, wants you to know that
On Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the University of Florida’s Pugh Hall, former U.S. Sen. and Gov. Bob Graham will host a discussion of the Florida water and land conservation amendment that Florida voters will have the opportunity to vote on this November.Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment, funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. Conservation lands include: wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitats; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites.This program is free and open to the public.