DeSantis, Cabinet Eye Conservation Deals

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida

(TALLAHASSEE/September 15, 2021) — A series of land preservation deals, covering nearly 20,000 acres from the Devil’s Garden southwest of Lake Okeechobee to forest land in the Panhandle, will go before Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet next week with a combined price tag of $53.1 million. The proposals, which would mostly be funded through the Florida Forever program, …


DeSantis, Cabinet Sign Off on Land Deals

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet on Tuesday approved paying more than $15 million to buy and preserve nearly 5,700 acres of land in South Florida and near the Georgia border in separate deals. The bigger of the two Florida Forever program purchases calls for spending $14.775 million to buy 5,534 acres within an area of Hendry County known …


DeSantis, Cabinet Weigh Large Land Buy

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Legislative

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet next week are slated to consider buying 5,534 acres in Hendry County through the Florida Forever conservation program. Under the proposal, which is on the agenda for a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, the state would pay $14.775 million to Alico, Inc. for the land, which is part of what is known as the broader …