A section of land on Chipola River across from Christoff Ferry Landing is part of a tract being purchased by the state to protect the area’s watershed. (Mark Skinner / Floridan)
By DEBORAH BUCKHALTER Floridan Staff Writer February 5, 2009
The state plans to buy 338 acres on the Chipola River just north of Marianna, a step that would further protect the watershed and the 63 identified springs which feed it.
At the same time, it would open up new recreational activities for the public. According to a news release from the Northwest Florida Water Management District, hunting and fishing will be allowed on the property.
The governing board of the water management district has approved the purchase, although the deal has not yet formally closed.