What’s At Risk
The potential to pollution of the pristine Econ River designated as an Outstanding Florida Water Way is one of the largest concerns over development in the protected areas on Seminole County. The river, recreation & the environment will change forever.
Right now developers are trying to sacrifice 670 acres behind the rural boundary. If this is accomplished it will set a precedent for developers to build on any rural property in Seminole County boundary or not.
The abundance of wildlife in this area is what makes it worth protecting. From the endangered Gopher Tortoise to the reclusive Florida Panther, all have been seen in this area and their habitats are worth preserving.
Seminole Counties rural areas are among the most diverse wilderness areas in Florida. These environmentally sensitive lands are part of a greater wilderness corridor.