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UPDATE: Perdido Key land purchase
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Escambia County commissioners have decided to accept a deal to buy a piece of property in Perdido Key.
The purchase price for the roughly four acres of beach front is a little more than three million dollars.
A grant from Fish and Wildlife Services will pay for about 75 % of the bill -- with the property being used as a conservation area for the endangered Perdido Key Beach Mouse.
The other 25 % -- or about 600,000 dollars-- will come from a local option sales tax.
The county will also create beach access for the public -- and add a bathroom facility with changing rooms and showers.