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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Silver Springs Purchase Approved

Published November 15, 2006
Florida officials agree to allow group to buy the land, then sell it to the state.
In an effort to protect one of Florida's most significant natural wonders, state officials agreed Tuesday to spend more than $76 million to buy 4,500 acres near Silver Springs to prevent the property from being developed into homes and businesses.

State environmental regulators and local officials said the purchase represents a major advance in the long-term protection of the Marion County site, which is the third largest natural springs in the state and yields some 530,000 gallons of water per day.

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