Friends of Natural Areas is a workgroup of the Parks Foundation of Broward. Friends came together in 2016 to save the natural areas of Broward. Broward County Parks and the Institute for Regional Conservation are currently co-authoring a comprehensive plan to protect and restore natural areas on local public lands. Broward County Parks has nine staff and contracts for invasive plant removal, but this current effort cannot keep pace with the rate of invasive landscape plant growth. Widespread degradation of our natural habitats is happening now and threatening local extinction of rare species. A comprehensive conservation plan will establish priorities, recommend methods, and estimate costs. But this plan will have no funding. That’s why we urge you and the Broward community to unite in asking our governments and community leaders to support a broad-based effort to fund invasive removal save these fifty last remaining special places for nature in Broward.