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The primary purpose of the Public Trust is to invoke the law to protect the lands, waters, wildlife, and natural resources of Florida. Environmental threats to Florida’s special places often require immediate action. The Public Trust has an established record of swiftly and effectively responding to protect imperiled public resources, using community action, education, and targeted advocacy. Creating programs to prepare the next generations of environmental advocates is also vital to our mission. Our lawyers (including our Board of Directors, composed entirely of trial lawyers) use the court system when necessary to enforce the public’s right to access and enjoy these special places, including Jacksonville’s Preservation Project, held within the public trust."