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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jefferson County buys headwaters of Wacissa

Published October 29, 2008 - Tallahassee Democrat
After Mark Glisson retired from the Department of Environmental Protection and moved to Jefferson County, he decided this river project was for him, and he helped broker the deal. Paula Sparkman of Bird, Leinback and Sparkman negotiated the contracts with the owner, the Wilson Family Trust. The $500,000 price may be lower than the land's assessed value, said Sparkman, who said she was proud that the headwaters would be "preserved for the future, for the public."

Tourism is a piece of Jefferson County's economic development plan. The Wacissa River draws many visitors without much promotion. Now the Jefferson County Tourist Development Council can begin to advertise this attraction in earnest.

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