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Deadline approaches to purchase Orange Hammock Ranch property in North Port

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The Orange Hammock Ranch is currently undeveloped.

However, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is getting close to buying the 5,000 acres in North Port.

The foundation wants to buy the land for $20 million. The deadline for the current owners of the land is fast approaching and the foundation needs to have its funding lined up.

"The owners are giving us some clues that they are willing to extend if we show significant movement," says Christine Johnson, president of the Conservation Foundation. "Those two words are a little bit vague."

The deadline to purchase the Ranch is October 4th.