ORLANDO (CBS4) – A new multi-million dollar plan to save more thousands of acres in the northern section of the Florida Everglades will be announced on Wednesday.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services said the proposal calls for preserving as much as 150,000 acres by buying land from ranchers and other owners and turning it into wildlife refuges or conservation easements.

The plan costs $625 million but the agency currently doesn’t have the money for it.

Agency spokeswoman Stacy Shelton said the goal of the announcement outside Orlando is to show state and local officials what they are hoping to accomplish once funding is available.


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  1. Roger says:

    It is worth the money to save nature. This is where we get our water and oxygen – plus it is just right to reserve at least a small space for green trees and animals!

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