BRADENTON, Fla. - The South Florida Water Management District this week is expected to file a complaint in circuit court in Palm Beach County seeking validation of up to $2.2 billion of debt to buy a key piece of land vital to the restoration of the Florida Everglades.

The district's bond counsel, Bryant Miller Olive PA, will seek to validate up to $2.2 billion of certificates of participation to provide funding to purchase 187,000 acres of sugar- and citrus-producing farmland from U.S. Sugar Corp., a key acquisition in restoration efforts of the Everglades, also known as the River of Grass.

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