Tagged: ELAPP

Let’s save Cone Ranch now — not 5 years from now.

Please write the county commissioners and ask them to save Cone Ranch by putting it in ELAPP now — not 5 years from now. Thursday (tomorrow) at 1:30 Commissioners will consider waiting 5 years, while striking a deal with the Water Utility that has…

Help support Florida Forever funding

Dear friends of Florida’s wild places, As many of you know, funding for Florida Forever — our state’s conservation land-buying program — was recently eliminated from the state budget. You can help demonstrate public support for reinstating this pr…

Speak up for preservation of Cone Ranch

ELAPP (the county’s Environmental Lands Acquisition & Protection Program) is re-evaluating Cone Ranch for preservation. It was approved for conservation long ago, but was not ranked among the “class A” priorities for acquisition, largely because i…

Vote yes for ELAPP

Way down at the bottom of your ballot is a Hillsborough County referendum on ELAPP. The main challenge facing this referendum is simply that many voters don’t know what ELAPP is. A recent poll...

Pat Bean: no more nature preserves

County administrator Pat Bean has decided we don’t need any more nature preserves. Oh, did you want to vote on that? Me too. After all, we always have held a vote to decide whether...