Plum Creek hosts Models of Innovation Series forum in Alachua County, Florida, to involve community in land development, conservation planning

LOS ANGELES , September 30, 2011 () – Plum Creek held its second Models of Innovation Series event on Sept. 29 as it aims to involve the citizens of Florida’s Alachua County in planning future land development and conservation efforts, The Gainesville Sun reported Sept. 29.

The County currently boasts 103,320 acres in conservation, or about 18% of its area, but Plum Creek has created the event series in hopes of balancing development with conservation efforts.

According to Conservation Pathways CEO Alan Front, conservation is important to maintain the nation’s US$730 billion-a-year outdoor recreation industry, which currently accounts for one in every 20 jobs in the nation.

The first Models of Innovation event was held on Aug. 4 and covered economic development. The next event, a community workshop, is schedule for Oct. 5 at the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.

The primary source of this article is The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Florida, on Sept. 29, 2011.

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