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DNR to break ground for new facility at FMU

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Sen. Hugh Leatherman announced today plans for a new public office facility to be located on the campus of Francis Marion University.

"We are delighted to welcome the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to the FMU campus. This new facility will provide numerous opportunities for collaboration between their staff and our faculty in the biological and ecological sciences,” said FMU President Fred Carter.

The facility will provide numerous public services, such as the purchase and renewal of hunting and fishing licenses and permits, boat registration renewal, duplicate watercraft decals and duplicate outboard motor decals.

The 8,300 square-foot Florence facility will be located off of Hwy. 76, seven miles east of Florence on property formerly owned by FMU. The new office, located in DNR Region II will serve York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, Lee, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Williamsburg counties. The facility will house offices for three DNR divisions including law enforcement; land, water and conservation; and wildlife and freshwater fisheries.

During the ceremony, DNR recognized Leatherman for leading the Senate Finance Committee through the passage of the last three annual DNR budgets.

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Last Published: August 24, 2007 11:22 AM
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