The Navy Abandons a Plan to Develop a Golf Course on a Protected Conservation Site Near the Naval Academy in Annapolis

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Environmentalists cautiously welcomed a Navy announcement. New documents obtained through FOIA show how detailed the golf course proposal was before controversy engulfed the matter this summer, with U.S. Rep. Sarbanes expressing “deep reservations.”

The Navy has dropped its plan for development of an 18-hole golf course on Greenbury Point, a wetlands forest adjacent to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, after an outcry from environmentalists and a competing proposal from Anne Arundel County to lease the habitat for public use as a nature preserve. 

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