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Land deal conserves 400 acres to buffer Camp Blanding from growth

North Florida Land Trust
via Florida Times-Union
Much of the 400 acres the North Florida Land Trust acquired in Clay County has been used for pine plantations.

A conservation nonprofit in Jacksonville has bought 400 acres of Clay County woodlands using government money budgeted to buffer military bases like Camp Blanding from development.

The land near Florida 16’s juncture with Florida 21 abuts the site of a county-planned youth sports complex.

The $3.4 million purchase was celebrated by the North Florida Land Trust as a step to help preserve the area’s natural ecosystems.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.