Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his cabinet have committed more than $56 million to acquire seven parcels totaling nearly 20,000 acres. Most of the targeted land (98 percent) is within the Florida Wildlife Corridor, an area protected by bipartisan legislation passed last year. The acquisitions include 4,200 acres of conservation easements in a key region of the Northern Everglades Headwaters Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area and nearly 12,000 acres within Horse Creek Ranch. The acreage ensures continued protection of the area’s drinking water. “These projects will provide protection to imperiled species and connectivity for recreational and wildlife corridors and will support the preservation of Florida’s natural landscapes for future generations,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton. Read more HERE.