Dear Friends of Florida waters:
I hope everyone took the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends and that we are all rested up and ready to take a fresh stand for Florida’s waters in 2016. I know that I did and as I sit here at my desk, looking out at Ochlockonee Bay, thinking of all the amazing people in Florida who are committed to protecting our waters, I am encouraged and inspired.
Yet, the 2016 legislative session is upon us and once again we face daunting challenges. Our state leaders are completely controlled by corporate money and special interests. They seem to care nothing about Florida’s fragile resources or the future we leave for our children and grandchildren. Yet, time and time again we collectively are able to stave off their attacks or find a way to force positive actions from them. When we are successful, it is because we all stand together and focus. That’s what we have to do again this year.
On a more positive note, it looks like we will have a more level playing field in the