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New Agriculture Facility In Archer Will Increase Conservation Efforts

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Seventy-four acres of land in Archer will be used as the site for a new agriculture facility. The facility will offer recreational activities for Archer residents and surrounding areas as well as wildlife conservation.

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Environmental Groups ‘Rally In Tally’ To Talk Amendment 1 Spending

By on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Environmental groups across the state sent supporters to the capital on Wednesday to discuss the allocation of funds set aside by Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative. The Florida legislative session will begin in March, and the bill will take effect on July 1.

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Swamp Head Becomes First Solar-Powered Brewery In Florida

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Swamp Head Brewery has moved to a new location and installed solar panels, becoming the first solar-powered brewery in Florida. Their goal has always been to become more sustainable, and they have taken other initiatives such as buying land for preservation and aiding in conservation efforts to do so.

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Gainesville Regional Utilities Customers Pay More To Use Less

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.

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Plant-Eating Beetle: Cheapest Way To Kill Weeds

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

The FWC has seen recent success in controlling invasive plants that overrun Florida with the use of air potato beetles, and other beetle species.

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Water-Saving Technologies And Conservation Goals Cut Confusion

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

According to a recent survey, most people are confused about water conservation. Small efforts add up, but awareness of water consumption is most important, according to GRU.

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Near-Endangered Butterfly Reintroduced At Florida Museum Of Natural History

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Efforts to conserve the atala, a near-endangered butterfly species, has led to an ongoing project conducted at the Florida Museum of Natural History to study and conserve its habitat.

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Florida Conservation Coalition Seeks Signatures For 2014 Ballot Amendment

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

Three of Florida’s largest environmental groups are teaming together to put an amendment that would budget $650 million for Florida’s conservations on the 2014 ballot.

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Bob Graham Supports A New Environmental Conservation Amendment

By on July 24th, 2013 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Bob Graham and Progress Florida are working with Florida’s Water and Land Legacy Campaign to place a conservation amendment on Florida’s November 2014 ballot.

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Public consulted in species conservation

By on February 6th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for public input on a series of drafts to preserve about two dozen native wildlife species. The drafts are available online through March 13.

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