Walton Commissioners approve conservation of nearly 7,000 acres

Steps were taken at the last meeting of the Walton County Board of Commissioners for the conservation of almost 7,000 acres.

Unanimously approved, this will change the county's comprehensive land use plan map, which includes estate residential, general agriculture, large scale agriculture, public facilities and town center to the county's conservation classification.

The Commissioners have been working with the conservation non-profit organization, Nokuse Education, Inc., who recently purchased the 6,948 acres through a Florida Forever grant award.

Florida Forever is a Trust Fund program of the Department of Environmental Protection funded with real estate taxes.  Since 2001, the state has purchased more than 869,000 acres.

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