Thursday, August 22, 2013

Scott signs off on land buy

Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of a conservation easement on a 21,000-acre tract on the east side of Eglin Air Force Base. The $12.5 million purchase is being accomplished through a partnership with DOD's Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program, with the department contributing $1.75 million and the Air Force $550,000. The Trust for Public Land also is a project partner. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 08/20/13, Eglin Public Affairs, 08/22/13) Previous