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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Into an urban state in a New York minute

Published December 19, 2006 Editorial
The first report, "Florida 2060: A Population Distribution Scenario for the State of Florida," projects that, based on current development patterns, the population of Florida will double in the next 50 years -- to about 36 million (long since passing New York to become the third largest state) -- and that the amount of urbanized land in the state also will double.

Florida Forever enables us to create and protect permanently state and local parks and greenways, and to preserve the Florida Keys, rivers and springs. It guarantees protection for sensitive watersheds and aquifers and allows for places to hunt and fish.

The Florida Forever Coalition -- comprising The Trust for Public Land, 1,000 Friends of Florida and more than a dozen other organizations -- believes that we must expand Florida Forever to $1 billion annually. This step would provide incalculable benefit to the health of our communities, environment and economy
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