Over the past decade, through sales of public and private conservation land, JOE has protected
more than 170,000 acres, or more than 250 square miles, to date. Many of Northwest
Florida's state parks, state forests and wildlife refuges were created in part with
Now, JOE is helping to create the West Bay Preservation Area, a 41,000-acre conservation
area designed to protect an entire watershed, including 33 miles of shoreline and
an additional 44 miles of creeks and tributaries.