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Florida Preservation News: February 2023

Photo courtesy of Historic Goldsboro Main Street

Historic preservation is making headlines in Florida. Here's a round-up of new items to watch, and updates on stories we've been following:

The Commerce and Tourism Senate Committee will meet to discuss Senate Bill 288, the Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credit on February 14. Please send an email requesting support of SB 288 to the senator in your district!

Take action: have a session idea for Preservation on Main Street 2023? Submit your information today!

Florida Trust is gearing up for preservation advocacy in Washington D.C. during Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. Register to join our delegation of historic preservation advocates.

The latest Preservationist has been published! Read it here.

Florida Trust's Lunch & Learn: Florida Historic Tax Credit will take place on February 22, 12-1 p.m. EST.

Florida State's Department of Historical Resources is looking for a grants specialist. Candidates with a degree in historic preservation, history, museum administration or education, architectural history, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, urban planning or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Secretary of State Cord Byrd recognizes Historic Goldsboro Main Street for its contribution to the State of Florida. The University of Florida Historic Preservation program is participating in the Keeping History Above Water: Trinidad and Tobago conference, March 20-22.

Applications for the National Fund for Sacred Places, which supports congregations of all faiths for rehabilitation work on their historic facilities, will be accepted until February 24.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors and Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation support educational and planning efforts, as well as brick and mortar projects. The application deadline is March 1.

Preserve the 'Burg is organizing a Historic Downtown Walking Tour on February 18.

The APA Florida First Coast Section will host the 2023 Florida Planning Conference, Roots and Rivers, in Jacksonville, September 5 – 8.

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