Supporters of Florida’s proposed land-conservation amendment have gotten a fundraising boost from two matching grant programs. The Yes on 1 campaign, known as Florida's Land and Water Legacy, took in nearly $1.2 million in one week.
During the week ending Oct. 7, more than 800 people donated to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy. The nonprofit Florida Wildlife Federation offered 50 cents for every dollar donated, and an individual donor gave $1 for each dollar. Campaign manager Will Abberger says the support came at a just the right time.