A proposal to place a shooting range on part of the Palm Beach County-owned old Mecca Farms property appears to be gaining support even among environmental activists, as long as that deal means most of the land will be used for storm water storage.
The county is negotiating to sell the 1,919 acres, or most of it, to the South Florida Water Management District. Meanwhile, the staff of the Board of County Commissioners has recommended that 150 acres be donated to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a public shooting park. The state would build, operate and maintain the range at its expense.
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