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Silver Springs Protection

November 14th, 2006 by Mike Vasilinda

The state is purchasing 4470 acres of sensitive land outside Ocala and near Silver Springs. The 72 million dollar purchase was lauded by politicians and environmentalists who say it will go a long way in preserving Silver Springs. State Sneator Evelyn Lynn lauded the deal.

I don’t believe there’s any other state that’s shown such great determination and concern for making sure that our children have a future. Today I want to thank Avatar. They have been very, very responsible developers. Had they developed the land, they would have done a fine job, but they saw the need to make sure things in this area needed to be cared for, preserved, protected.”

The parcel will be purchased over a two year period. Half the money is available now the other half will have to be approved by the legislature.

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