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Trouble in Paradise

August 17, 2018

With leadership from the late Nathaniel Pryor Reed, 1000 Friends of Florida, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Florida Springs Council, Florida Springs Institute, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Florida Wildlife Federation and League of Women Voters of Florida have released Trouble in Paradise. ( This report shares with Florida elected officials and candidates for office six key environmental issues facing our state and overarching strategies to address them.

Download the report, and attend a free webinar on September 19.  The FREE September 19 webinar will be held from noon and 1:30 and will include an overview of key issues followed by questions and answers with the report partners. 1000 Friends of Florida has applied for professional certification credits for planners, Florida attorneys, certified floodplain managers and Florida environmental health professionals but cannot guarantee that credits will be awarded.

As noted in the introduction, Trouble in Paradise “…is the work product of deeply concerned members of the Florida environmental community who wish to help elected officials and candidates for office better understand six major statewide environmental issues impacting Florida’s natural resources and our residents’ quality of life. Reflecting that ‘one size does not fit all’ this report also identifies four of Florida’s many resource areas meriting specialized treatment.”

It continues, “Every candidate for statewide office, the Legislature, and Congress should be aware of these major environmental issues and be willing to respond with decisive action.”

We hope you will join us at this webinar to help you make informed choices on the issues in November.