State buys 73,000 acres from US Sugar Corp for Everglades - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

State buys 73,000 acres from US Sugar Corp for Everglades restoration

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Financial backing has been approved for the state's purchase of thousands of acres of land for Everglades restoration.

The 73,000 acres will be bought from the U.S. Sugar Corporation and will be located south and east of Lake Okeechobee in Palm Beach County.

A recent ruling, however, will not allow additional land to be bought in the future saying it does not serve a public purpose.

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