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
the 1,576-acre Annutteliga Hammock in Citrus and Hernando
A proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot
would allow the state to continue issuing bonds indefinitely for
SHOW TIME: Adam Herbert made his debut before the Cabinet as
chancellor of the state university system yesterday.
Herbert, former president of the University of North Florida,
presented the budget request for the system.
The bottom line: He wants $230 million more next year to
enhance programs, serve more students and improve salaries.
The Cabinet will forward the request to the Legislature, which
will decide how much the universities get.
LONELY REPUBLICAN: Comptroller Bob Milligan is the only
Republican at the statewide level to get the endorsement of the
Florida Consumer Action Network.
The group, which lobbies on consumer and environmental issues,
endorsed Democrats Buddy MacKay for governor, Peter Wallace for
education commissioner, Karen Gievers for secretary of state,
and U. …