A warm and sincere thanks to all who saw the rightness of this cause and helped keep our Celery Fields open, pristine, and protected - at least for now. Photos from the hearing here.
What will happen with the "surplus" public lands is anyone's guess.
On Friday, tune in on WSRQ at 2 pm on The Detail for a round-up both of the hearing, and of the Aqua battle happening in Manatee County.
Below is a very rough paraphrase of the final decisive minutes of the 8.23.17 hearing. It is incomplete and may contain errors and omissions. The Herald article has been updated to offer some more detail.