Dec 4, 2008

State plans to preserve 9,200 acres

(Sun) - In a move hailed by conservation leaders, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced plans yesterday to buy five large tracts of forest, farmland and waterfront for more than $71 million to preserve them from development and enhance public access to the Chesapeake Bay.
The governor disclosed the deals to acquire more than 9,200 acres in Cecil, Charles, St. Mary's and Worcester counties as he unveiled a new computerized map of Maryland's environmentally valuable lands, which he said would become the centerpiece of the state's conservation efforts. "GreenPrint," as the interactive map is called, will "help us make choices about our open space," he said. Continued

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