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St. Johns River Water Management District conserves 270 additional acres

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Posted 2/22/24

PALATKA — The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board approved three land acquisitions today that will provide additional protection for Florida’s water resources and extend …

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St. Johns River Water Management District conserves 270 additional acres


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PALATKA — The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board approved three land acquisitions today that will provide additional protection for Florida’s water resources and extend recreational opportunities to the community. The acquisitions, totaling just over 270 acres in Flagler, Brevard and Putnam counties, will contribute to the expansion of Pellicer Creek Conservation Area, River Lakes Conservation Area and Murphy Creek Conservation Area.

“I am grateful our Governing Board continues to support preserving these critical wetlands and conservation areas,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Mike Register. “Every purchase is a tangible commitment to conservation, underlining our mission to foster a sustainable and resilient region for the benefit of our communities.”

The benefits of the District’s land acquisitions extend far beyond the initial transaction, encompassing widespread advantages for the public and the environment. The primary objective of these acquisitions aligns with protecting water resources, plant and wildlife habitats, enhancing resiliency, and providing spaces for public recreation and environmental education.

All District properties are open to the public for activities that support conservation goals, offering numerous opportunities for engagement. Recreational opportunities at the properties include hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, camping and hunting.

For more information about the District’s land acquisition program or to find a property near you, visit our website at www.sjrwmd.com/lands.