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With the completion of this final segment, the East Central Regional Rail Trail is now the longest paved rail trail in the state.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and state Rep. Thad Altman, R-Indian Harbour Beach, offered a proposal to have $100 million appropriated to Florida Forever, moving the funds from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF).
The acquisition of this Franklin and Wakulla Counties property, also known as the Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely on for finfish and shellfish species that are the economic lifeblood of the region.
The new land acquisitions will be managed by the Florida Forest Service.
The decision won the applause of the Everglades Foundation and other environmental groups.