Florida is growing in leaps and bounds, more than one million more people now than in 2010! It’s hard to miss all the new development. For us and the birds and wildlife, it is our responsibility to ensure that new development happens in the most environmentally safe way possible. Duval Audubon Society will try to keep you informed of related current issues and how you can make your voice heard.
While you may get alerts from organizations asking you to sign petitions, calling or emailing your representative is much more effective. A call is the best and only takes a minute. You only need to identify yourself and indicate if you support or don’t support the issue involved. If it is a particular bill, the number of the bill should be noted.
To find out who represents you in government, link to the following websites:
U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov/representatives/find/
U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov/senators
Florida House of Representatives: www.myfloridahouse.gov
Florida Senate: www.flsenate.gov/senators/find
Jacksonville City Council Members: www.coj.net/city-council.aspx
Mayor Donna Deegan: www.coj.net/office-of-mayor-donna-deegan
Nassau County Commissioners: www.nassaucountyfl.com
Clay County Commissioners: www.claycountygov.com/about-us/board-of-county-commissioners