News - Stand Up For North Florida
June 12, 2017

North Florida gets shorted again: Guestview

Last fall, a group of us created a coalition with the aim of educating the cities and counties across North Florida about the inequity of state conservation funding, and how a huge majority – more than 75 percent in 2016 – of conservation and water project funding was going to […]
April 5, 2017

Stand Up For North Florida Voices Continued Concern With Negron-Bradley Bill As Coalition Grows

The additional coalition members represent a diverse cross section of Floridians concerned about equitable spending of state conservation dollars and the negative impacts of SB 10. Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Stand Up for North Florida announced the addition of 16 leadership committee members from around the state who are joining […]
March 13, 2017

Mayor Jake Godbold: Jacksonville deserves its fair share of state conservation funds

I have always been and will always be a fierce advocate for my hometown and the city I love. That’s why I am an executive committee member of Stand Up North Florida, a group dedicated to ensuring that North Florida receives their fair share of state conservation funding — funding […]
March 1, 2017

David Biddle in Gainesville Sun: Land buy would be a job killer

Another legislative session is upon us and, as is usual for Florida, water and conservation are set to be hot topics. The biggest issue of contention will be SB 10, a proposal by Senate President Joe Negron. There is also a companion bill in the House, HB 761. The problem […]
February 9, 2017

St. Johns County Commission Unanimously Passes Stand Up North Florida Resolution

From the St. Augustine Record: Commissioners…unanimously approved a resolution urging the Florida Legislature and Cabinet to more equally disburse funds for water conservation projects across the state. Commissioner Jeb Smith cited concerns expressed to him in “no less than 19” correspondences about a proposal put forward by Senate President Joe […]
February 7, 2017

The Negron-Bradley Plan Will Hurt North Florida

SB 10 will jeopardize more of our state conservation dollars by sending them to South Florida TALLAHASSEE — Today, the Florida Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation met and passed SB 10, a proposal sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley and on behalf of Senate President Joe Negron that aims […]
January 23, 2017

North Florida Leaders Come Together to Protect Water Resources

Led by former congressman Steve Southerland, Stand Up for North Florida is making the case for equitable spending of state conservation dollars. Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, state and local leaders gathered at the state capitol to announce the formation of Stand Up for North Florida, a coalition focused on the […]
December 15, 2016

Council Member Wants More Jacksonville Conservation Dollars

From WJCT: Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg wants to urge the state to dedicate more conservation dollars to Northeast and Central Florida. His resolution says too much money is going to projects down south. “I think that we need to be as aggressive as other areas of Florida and I […]