Florida Leads Southeast as Region Approves $1.2B for Conservation

Sigo, Shelly
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/2/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32021, p1
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The article reports that voters in the Southeast this year approved spending nearly $1.2 billion, mostly from the sale of bonds, to protect land for open space, parks, recreation, greenways, watersheds and wildlife. Nearly half of the region's total, or $500.2 million, was approved in referendums throughout Florida in 2004, according to the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization. Voters approved $221.6 million in South Carolina, $149 million in Georgia, $145 million in Virginia, $112 million in North Carolina, and 021 $45 million in 1 Louisiana for conservation programs this year.


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