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FactorFiction

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Feb 18, 2016
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Build another road and all it will do is bring more people in and cut the forest in two in the process. WHEN are we going to make protecting our resources a priority? Seems we are going to pay for study after study for something that has already been discussed ad nauseam. Hopefully the state forest service will protect what Walton County seems unwilling to protect.
 

Mike Jones

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Dec 24, 2008
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Build another road and all it will do is bring more people in and cut the forest in two in the process. WHEN are we going to make protecting our resources a priority? Seems we are going to pay for study after study for something that has already been discussed ad nauseam. Hopefully the state forest service will protect what Walton County seems unwilling to protect.
Don't count on it. Greed will take state lands if we don't fight for them.
 

Emerald Drifter

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Jun 8, 2018
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Santa Rosa Beach
Build another road and all it will do is bring more people in and cut the forest in two in the process. WHEN are we going to make protecting our resources a priority? Seems we are going to pay for study after study for something that has already been discussed ad nauseam. Hopefully the state forest service will protect what Walton County seems unwilling to protect.

And that is what must be done. Emails, phone calls, a campaign to the state decision makers to stop this in its tracks. We, the people must stop this. Walton County created this mess. There are key people at the county level who are pushing their buddies in Tallahassee for this. The state lands should be sacrificed because the dimwits allowed unbridled growth with very little forethought and vision.
 

Emerald Drifter

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Jun 8, 2018
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Santa Rosa Beach
And that is what must be done. Emails, phone calls, a campaign to the state decision makers to stop this in its tracks. We, the people must stop this. Walton County created this mess. There are key people at the county level who are pushing their buddies in Tallahassee for this. The state lands should be sacrificed because the dimwits allowed unbridled growth with very little forethought and vision.

Meant to say "state lands should NOT be sacrificed"..
 

Jimmy T

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Apr 6, 2015
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This forest road idea just won't die! Who actually supports it? Definitely not the majority of people who live here...
 

Emerald Drifter

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Jun 8, 2018
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Santa Rosa Beach
Wow! Nothing like a commissioner, the sheriff, and our governor all looking to ignore the express purpose of preserved land and habitat for flora and fauna so we can dump more people into an already congested area. Build a road, they will come!

I do take comfort that the article is from when Rick Scott was governor and that the road did not happen while Rick Scott was governor. Team DeSantis seems to be much more preservation minded.
 

Bob Wells

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Jul 25, 2008
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I do take comfort that the article is from when Rick Scott was governor and that the road did not happen while Rick Scott was governor. Team DeSantis seems to be much more preservation minded.
I believe Governor DeSantis approved the toll road that is going to be funded even though it goes through some area that conservation minded people opposed.
 

Poppaj

SoWal Insider
Oct 9, 2015
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I believe Governor DeSantis approved the toll road that is going to be funded even though it goes through some area that conservation minded people opposed.
He also signed a poll tax that wasn’t part of a voter approved referendum.
 

Truman

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Apr 3, 2009
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Unfortunately times have changed. Back in the day (not too long ago) most people who lived here were passionate about preservation. Now most people who live here are chasing the buck, or just living a "normal" American life - busy and distracted.

I urge people who are passionate about preservation to get involved and organize. There is no reason we shouldn't have a strong preservation group. Check out South Walton Community Council, which has a long legacy of preservation issues. It is an organization with everything needed already on place. We need to come together in this day and age of social media and deals behind closed doors.

The developers and politicians have gotten the upper hand. Until people band together and exert the power of the populace, with adequate work and funding, things are going to go downhill as they have everywhere else in Florida. The momentum of the development dollar has really taken hold here and I don't know if there is any stopping it.
 
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