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Protect Paynes Prairie is a grassroots movement to keep one of Florida’s most magnificent natural treasures from being transformed into a money machine by the very government that’s supposed to protect it. This movement includes YOU if you believe that Florida’s first State Preserve is no place for politically-motivated, commercial activities such as timbering, grazing and hunting that will serve to financially profit only a few while robbing Floridians, and indeed people from around the world, of a stellar wilderness experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. This movement intends to protect the plants, wildlife, water and cultural integrity of Paynes Prairie, while also protecting the ability of those very things to enrich our lives.