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District and Volusia County complete transfer of Gemini Springs Addition

PALATKA, Fla., May 8, 2017 -- The Gemini Springs Addition Management Area is officially county property. The St. Johns River Water Management District and Volusia County completed the transfer in mid April, with the district retaining a conservation easement over the 948-acre property to protect its conservation values and to comply with the mitigation permit requirements.

In April 2016, the county filed paperwork to start the transfer process for the Gemini Springs Addition. In June 2016, the district's governing board approved the donation of the property subject to a conservation easement and a reverter clause that would return ownership to the district if the terms of the conservation easement are violated. The conservation easement includes prohibitions and restrictions on use of the property.

The Gemini Springs Addition was identified in the 2012 District Lands Assessment Implementation Plan as one of seven properties for potential donation to Volusia County. Acquired by the district in 1999, Gemini Springs Addition is located on the northwest corner of Lake Monroe and is connected to the county's Lake Monroe Park by a multi-use trail.