State Park Threatened By Development

A powerful development company pushes for a new route to beachfront homes through wetlands and forests the state has set aside.
July 15, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The state's largest private landowner, the St. Joe Co., is lobbying for a new road that could benefit its beachfront development in Walton County.""State park officials estimate the road would cross a dozen or so wetland areas, which would require filling in those swamps. Celeste Cobena of Beach to Bay Connection, an environmental group in southern Walton County, said the road also would go through a popular hiking and biking trail that local residents have spent 10 years building."

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Published on Sunday, July 13, 2003 in The St. Petersburg Times
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