Business leaders, St. Johns River watchdogs form unlikely pact as fight shifts to Rodman Dam

Posted by Mike Confino, January 13, 2015

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An improbable partnering among Jacksonville business leaders, city officials and environmentalists in the contentious debate over a project to dredge the St. Johns River offers long-sought benefits for the waterway’s health as well as significant economic gains for the region.

The agreement — hammered out in months-long, intense negotiations that continued late into last week among groups with vastly different interests — will be unveiled Monday, but a draft copy of the document provided to the Times-Union shows an effort aimed at boosting the dredging project while giving river advocates and watchdogs a major victory of their own.

via Business leaders, St. Johns River watchdogs form unlikely pact as fight shifts to Rodman Dam | jacksonville.com.

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