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George Ogilvie Family Trust sells Black Hammock land to ensure preservation

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Jacksonville Daily Record
Nearly 350 acres overlooking Pumpkin Creek in North Jacksonville is being added to the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Nearly 350 acres on Black Hammock Island in North Jacksonville that was approved for residential development instead will be preserved in perpetuity.

The George Ogilvie Family Trust sold the property to The Trust for Public Land for $8.19 million. The Trust will deed it to the state and the U.S. Parks and Wildlife Service.

Logan Holz with Land Advisors Organization represented the seller and announced the deal Aug. 1. The Trust said part of the money for the sale was from the city of Jacksonville.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.