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2017 Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinar Sponsors

•Archibald Foundation


Ronald Book, P.A.
•Codina Management, LLC
•Ms. Kimberly A. DeGrove and Dr. William Partin
•William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
•Kitson Evergreen, LLC
•Paul Consulting, Inc.
•The Perkins Charitable Foundation
• Mr. Robert M. Rhodes

•Mr. Thomas J. Baird
•Cambridge Systematics
•Mr. William M. DeGrove

•American Planning Association, Florida Chapter
•DPZ Partners, LLC
•Mr. Paul Novack
•Mr. David Orshefsky
•Mrs. Jean Sadowski
•Synovus — Tallahassee State Bank
•Thompson Brock Luger & Company
•Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
•Mr. and Mrs. Peter & Helen Wallace


October 18, 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m. — Implementing Florida 2070:  Successful Local Conservation Ballot Measures in Florida
FREE!  Register Now! 

The Trust for Public Land’s Will Abberger and Pegeen Hanrahan will share proven strategies to assist Florida communities with the design and passage of local ballot measures to generate new public funds for parks and land conservation.  The TPL Conservation Finance program has helped pass 26 local ballot measures in Florida, creating over $1 billion in new funding for conservation. In 2016 alone, TPL helped win voter approval for all three conservation measures on the ballot: a ½-cent sales tax in Brevard County for Indian River Lagoon restoration, a ½-cent sales tax in Alachua County for Gainesville city parks and Alachua Forever, and continuation of Lee County’s Conservation 2020 program.   The goal of the webinar is to share how local governments and community groups in Florida can help fund the conservation of important local and regional natural lands to support Florida’s greenways and trails networks, the Florida Wildlife Corridor, and other park and conservation initiatives.  This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM Credits for planners (#9132938) and 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers.  1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys (CLE) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.


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December 6, 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m. — 2018 Florida Legislative Preview
FREE!  Register Now!

With the 2018 Florida Legislative session set to start on January 9, once again 1000 Friends President Ryan Smart, Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins, and Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger will discuss key community planning and conservation bills to be considered during the 2018 legislative session, and how they could impact state and local governance in Florida. This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM LEGAL Credits for planners (##9132940), 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and 1.5 contact hours for Florida Environmental Health Professionals.  1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys (CLE) but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

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