About the FCC


The FCC is committed to protecting Florida's environment using a three pronged approach:

1. Uniting Florida's conservation community, through collaboration and the open exchange of ideas and information

2. Educating Florida's citizens and decision makers on environmental policy issues

3. Training citizens to be more effective advocates


The FCC works to increase the effectiveness of the environmental community.

We are a coalition of over 80 conservation-minded organizations and over two thousand individuals devoted to protecting and conserving Florida’s land, fish and wildlife, and water resources. The FCC builds consensus on key environmental policy issues so that the conservation community can speak with one voice.

Our free online Daily News Brief provides the most relevant environmental news and opinion pieces to keep Florida's citizens and decision-makers well-informed about our state's most pressing environmental issues.

We organize the highly successful Speak Up event series which has been attended by more than 5,000 Floridians and call citizens, like you, to Action when we need Floridians to stand together for Florida's environment.

We host free training sessions led by our Chairman, former Florida Governor and US Senator, Bob Graham, and work with citizens one-on-one to encourage them to be more effective advocates. Our elite citizen advocates are pursuing personal relationships with their elected representatives and made over a hundred calls to decision makers during the 3-month 2016 legislative session.


 

Our PRIORITIES

  • Restoring reasonable funding for Florida’s regional water management districts to provide for water quality protection, adequate water supplies, flood protection, and natural resources protection.

  • Funding Florida Forever including acquiring land for water resource protection.

  • Reaffirming Florida’s commitment to restore the Everglades, upon which South Florida’s water supply and quality of life depends.

  • Managing Florida’s water resources at the regional, not state level.

  • Ensuring that growth management laws and policies support sustainable use of water.

  • Promoting efficient use and conservation of water.

  • Opposing efforts to privatize Florida’s water.


It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and water pollution and excessive and unnecessary noise and for the conservation and protection of natural resources.
— Article II, Section 7(a), Florida Constitution