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DEP issues modest request for land buying, seeks to sell nonconservation land

The sun sets at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys. DEP is requesting $20 million in new revenue in FY 2014-15 for the purchase of conservation land and $20 million from the sale of nonconservation lands. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is requesting $20 million in new revenue for conservation land-buying, an amount questioned by some environmentalists as the state moves into a budget surplus year.

The 2014-15 legislative budget request filed this week also includes $75 million for Everglades restoration and related cleanup projects.

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