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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Coalition forms to save Florida Forever program

Published Nov. 20, 2007
Florida Forever, the program that supplies the money to buy and manage state parks and other environmental preserves, will expire in 2010. Then what?

A coalition of grassroots groups are being organized to push for extending the program at least until 2020 to finish the job begun decades ago and to find new ways to protect and manage land.

Over the past 17 years, the state programs have purchased more than 2 million acres. About 30 percent of Florida's land is under some kind of conservation protection: public or private ownership, or conservation easement.
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