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Freshwater Land Trust protects 10,000 acres

April 19, 2010

When the Freshwater Land Trust began investing $30 million in fines charged against Jefferson County for years of sewer mismanagement, as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, we all got the chance to make something great out of something bad. Today, more than 10 years later, the Freshwater Land Trust has 10,000 acres of protected land under management, about half acquired through the Jefferson County program and half through additional purchases and donations.

That’s cause for celebration, as today’s article in The Birmingham News explains, because we now have municipalities working together on greenways across the county. We have Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and the beginnings of Red Mountain Park as green spaces with potential to transform our community forever. And we have an organization working on plans to protect our waterways and open spaces forever.

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  1. September 3, 2011 2:01 pm

    Hey, I added your link: https://foundationbirmingham.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/fwltacres to my site under the title Freshwater Land Trust protects 10,000 acres Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

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