|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:43:40 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Whiting Field (FL) buffer zone|
Press Release The Nature Conservancy March 11, 2009Nature Conservancy Transfers 210 Acres near Whiting Field for Military Base Buffer and Hiking Trails
Properties were part of Nature Conservancy's historic multi-state land deal with International Paper.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA - The Nature Conservancy announced today the transfer of two properties totaling 210 acres adjacent to Whiting Field Naval Air Station in Santa Rosa County to the Department of Environmental Protection. The conservation of these properties represents the work of a broad partnership among state agencies, military, local government and private nonprofits to help protect the water quality of Clear Creek and buffer Naval Air Station Whiting Field against the threat of encroaching development.
"Naval Air Station Whiting Field enjoys a tremendous relationship with the State of Florida, Santa Rosa County, and The Nature Conservancy in its efforts to foster encroachment partnering initiatives and encourage compatible land development around the base," said Captain Enrique Sadsad, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Whiting Field. "This not only helps to maintain the long-term viability of the base, but conserves lands for wildlife protection and provides opportunities for recreational activities. The recent purchase of 210 acres adjacent to the installation is another example of how beneficial these partnerships can be to the state, the county and the base."
.... For the entire release, see http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/florida/press/press3929.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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