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Florida Preservation News: January 2023


The Everglades. Photo by Dafni Kirkpatrick.


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:


After last year's successes, Florida Trust is gearing up for advocacy in state and national arenas.


The Florida Trust mourns the loss of Preservationist Sallye Jude.

New Florida Trust historic preservation book club – sign up to receive more information and your first reading assignment! Non-members welcome, limited to first 20 participants.


Florida A&M University in Tallahassee is one of five historically Black colleges and universities to receive $650,000 in grant funds as part of the National Trust's HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative.


The Everglades Foundation announces a new digital exhibit "The River of Grass" to celebrate the Everglades ecosystem, featuring images by nature photographer Luca Martinez.


St. Petersburg's Development Review Commission denies the application for a 200-foot residential tower in Mirror Lake.


Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum's exhibit "Seminole Pride: Celebrating the Artwork of Jimmy Osceola" will run through March 2023.


A research group at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Cultural Sustainability fights against climate change in the Gulf Coast.


The Norton House at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is open to the public, after undergoing major restoration work.


Weeki Wachee Springs State Park celebrates 75 years.


The National Park Service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is now accepting applications for "programs that enable the rehabilitation of historic properties and rehabilitate, protect, and foster economic development of rural communities."


The Florida Chapter of the American Planners Association is organizing its 21st Annual Florida Public Policy Workshop, February 23-24 2023. Participation is free for students.


Preservation Action Foundation's Bruce MacDougal Advocacy Scholars Program invites selected scholars to participate in National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week.


The American Institute for Conservation's 51st Annual Conference, "Conservation in the Age of Environmental, Social, and Economic Climate Change," will take place in Jacksonville this May.


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