Preservation 2000 Passes Million-Acre Mark
The state's Preservation 2000 land-buying program has hit a
Virginia Wetherell, secretary of the Environmental Protection
Department, informed Gov. Lawton Chiles and the Cabinet
yesterday that the state has acquired more than 1 million acres
"I don't think there is any other program like this in the
whole world," Wetherell said.
The program, started in 1990, has spent $1.7 billion purchasing
land for conservation, recreation, protection of water resources
and wildlife preservation.
The project that put the acquisitions over 1 million acres was
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Publication information: Article title: Preservation 2000 Passes Million-Acre Mark. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: September 24, 1998. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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