Park Volunteer Bill Advances, But Questions Arise

Bills being considered by the Florida Legislature to provide free annual passes to anyone who contributes at least 50 hours a year to combatting invasive species is moving, but staff analyses raise questions about whether the threshold is too low.
A Senate analyses points out that park passes are already available to volunteers who contribute 500 volunteer hours a year in general efforts, not restricted only to removal or control of invasive species.
The issue is whether this proposal has a net beneficial or detrimental financial impact to park budgets.
That is, what sounded initially like a commendable idea may need some tweaking.

Posted in Group Conservation Issues.