Ranch near Myakka River will become conservation property

MYAKKA, Fla. (AP) - The Southwest Florida Water Management District governing board has approved $2 million from the Forever Florida Trust Fund to help purchase the Carlton Triangle Ranch in Myakka and eventually turn it into a conservation easement.

The Bradenton Herald reports the Conservation Foundation has been working on protecting the 1,088-acre property for three years.

It's located on three miles of the Myakka River. The deal will close in about 30 days, and after that, this piece of land will be protected forever.

The board approved the money Tuesday.

Over 100 species of animals call the property home.

Carlton Triangle Ranch was owned by a farming family from the 1800's and used to be a cattle ranch.

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