Tug of war over 46-acre Martin scrub at heart of state land conservation fight


Aerial view (Source: Martin County Property Appraiser: http://geoweb.martin.fl.us/general/?pcn=27-39-42-000-000-00020-9)

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: You could call Jeff Wittman an eternal optimist.

The Hobe Sound resident never has stopped believing that a 46-acre chunk of Florida scrub wilderness between U.S. 1 and Alternate A1A, south of Bridge Road, should belong to the people forever.

For almost a decade, the land has been the prize in a tug of war involving its wealthy owner, land developers, Jupiter Island, Martin County and Florida land preservation agencies.

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/11/01/tug-of-war-over-46-acre-martin-scrub-at-heart-of-state-land-conservation-fight/

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