Senator Rob Bradley has been named the first recipient of the Park Champion of the Year Award by the Florida State Parks Foundation.

We created this award to recognize and honor the person deemed to have made the most outstanding contribution to help sustain, protect and preserve Florida’s award-winning state parks. Senator Bradley was delighted to receive his award at a recent ceremony in Tallahassee attended by the Foundation’s board of directors and Eric Draper, Director of the Florida Park Service.

Senator Bradley, who represents the 5th District, “has long been a passionate advocate for Florida Parks and as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee last year, was able to secure $100 million of funding for Florida Forever. He truly is a Park Champion,” said Ben Pingree, Foundation President.

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