Meeting objectives: 1. Review purpose and process for revising the Fort Pickens Aquatic Preserve management plan. 2. Present current draft plan with a focus on issues, goals, objectives and strategies. 3. Receive input on the draft management plan. The information from the meeting will be compiled and used by RCP in the revision of the draft management plan. Please contact Beth Fugate at Beth.L.Fugate@FloridaDEP.gov or visit our website at floridadep.gov/rcp/aquatic-preserve/locations/fort-pickens-aquatic-preserve for more information. Written comments are welcome and can be submitted by mail or email to FloridaCoasts@FloridaDEP.gov on or before Sept. 12, 2019. 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 Beth Fugate at Beth.L.Fugate@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). This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. This publication funded in part through a grant agreement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program by a grant provided by the Office for Coastal Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Award No. NA17NOS4190059. The views, statements, finding, conclusions, and recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Florida, NOAA, or any of its subagencies. July 2019.
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