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First property protected by conservation easement in Peace River Refuge Florida Forever Project

2017-01-24T14:02:39-04:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Seven years after the creation of the Peace River Refuge Florida Forever Project, the first conservation easement within the project boundary was established Friday, Jan. 20. This inaugural conservation easement on 65 acres owned by John and Jeannette (Forest) Reynolds was purchased by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (Conservancy) and made possible through a settlement [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida responds to first groundwater test taken from first fracked well in Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:50-04:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Critical groundwater sampling just began a week ago at the Hogan well, where unauthorized fracking had occurred more than a year and a half ago. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had withheld authorization of the technique due to concerns about its potential impact on groundwater resources. Yet, after it occurred, the DEP only [...]