Public Lands – Protected, Not Plundered

On June 14th, the St. Johns River Water Management District temporarily halted plans to sell over 18,000 acres of public conservation land stretching from Orlando to Jacksonville. “Temporarily” must become “permanently”—the land, which includes Orange County’s Hal Scott Regional Preserve, is not a private commodity. Natural lands are an irreplaceable resource, not a surplus to be sold to the highest bidder. With overwhelming support for Split Oak Protection and Right to Clean Water, we have a voter mandate to protect our natural resources. We speak with a unified voice – our environment is not for sale.