Florida’s proposed constitutional amendment, which seeks to set aside money for land conservation efforts, received $100,000 from the environmental advocacy group Nature Conservancy, according to newly filed finance reports.
As of Aug. 8, Water and Land Legacy has received $3,129,426, in addition to $375,000 in loans while spending $3,193,188. A majority of money was used to collect the required number of petition signatures for inclusion on the ballot.
Amendment No. 1 will require the state to set aside a portion of the state’s documentary-stamp tax revenues to acquire conservation lands and fund projects to protect water sources.
Documentary stamp taxes is collected every time real estate is sold.