Florida Cabinet Approves Camp Blanding Florida Forever Purchase
On March 7, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved the purchase of 1,578 acres in Clay County that will provide conservation value and military buffering for Camp Blanding as part of Forever Florida.
The acquisition helps the state achieve its Florida Forever goals by increasing the protection of biodiversity of species, the natural community and landscape as well as protecting, restoring and maintaining the quality and natural functions of land, water, and wetland systems of the state. There are four major blackwater streams from three major river basins originating within the Camp Blanding – Raiford Greenway project area, as well as several headwaters and tributaries. The purchase also increases the amount of forestland necessary for continued natural resource management.