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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sale of long-sought land near Silver Springs finalized

Published December 26, 2006
The state of Florida, Marion County and The Nature Conservancy have teamed up to buy 4,455 acres of land near Silver Springs from Avatar Properties Inc. as part of the Florida First Magnitude Springs Florida Forever project.

The Florida First Magnitude Springs Florida Forever project focuses on land near springs that discharge more than 100 cubic feet of water per second.

With funding from the voter-approved Florida Forever program and other donors, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 1.1 million acres in Florida since 1961.
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