Aquatic Preserve Management Plan
Public Comment Period Open unti January 30, 2020
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP) coordinates the protection of the state’s natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. DEP manages more than 4 million acres of submerged lands and coastal uplands. With support from NOAA, RCP manages the Florida Coastal Management Program, 41 aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Florida Coral Reef Conservation Program, the Clean Boating Program, the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, the Beach and Inlet Management Program, and the Outer Continental Shelf Program.
A public forum was held a the Founders Park Community Center on Thursday, January 16, 2020 to:
1. Review purpose and process for revising the Lignumvitae Key Aquatic Preserve management plan. This does not include any regulatory measures.
2. Receive input from the public with a focus on issues, goals, objectives and strategies.
The public forum was recorded and is available for viewing on the Archived Meetings page of the Village's website. The information from the public forum will be compiled and used by RCP in the revision of the draft management plan. Additional public input may be submitted until January 30, 2020 (see below).
Please contact Katy Cummings at Katy.E.Cummings@FloridaDEP.gov or visit https://floridadep.gov/rcp/aquatic-preserve/locations/lignumvitae-key-aquatic-preserve for more information. Written comments are welcome and can be submitted by mail or email to FloridaCoasts@FloridaDEP.gov on or before Jan. 30, 2020.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting Katy Cummings at Katy.E.Cummings@FloridaDEP.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice).