Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet Invest $103 Million to Conserve Vital Lands in Florida
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the investment of over $103 million to conserve nearly 40,000 acres across the state through the Florida Forever and Rural and Family Lands Protection programs. Nearly all of the projects approved are within the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a designated network of connected lands that creates crucial linkages for wildlife habitat.
“I want to thank the Florida Cabinet for supporting our great state’s continuing land conservation legacy,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Acquiring these key properties will forever benefit water quality, wildlife habitat, and corridor linkages, and it will support Florida’s tourism and family agriculture sectors for generations to come.”
“We appreciate the support of Governor DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet for their unprecedented commitment to land conservation,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton. “These acquisitions help protect natural lands, provide linkages with other public lands, and safeguard areas needed for Florida’s wide-ranging wildlife.”