• Date: October 10, 2018
• Link: Please register for the public webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7617891939620851724 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
• Time (EST): 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
The public webinar will begin with "virtual open house" where the public can ask questions, followed by a comment period for the public to provide comments on the draft plan via the webinar.
Other Opportunities to Comment
Comments can also be submitted online or mailed to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 49567
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
The draft plan is available for public review and comment through October 26, 2018. After the public comment period ends, the Florida Trustees will review, consider, and address public comments before releasing a final plan and environmental assessment.
The draft plan proposes 24 projects for funding with an estimated cost of $62 million. The projects are located across the Florida's Gulf Coast west from the Perdido River down to Charlotte Harbor. The 24 projects include four to improve habitats and species on Gulf Island National Seashore and St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge. The plans includes a diverse suite of eleven water quality projects, from traditional stormwater control measures, sediment reduction projects, small and large scale hydrologic restoration activities, agriculture best management practices, along with septic to sewer and reclaimed wastewater projects. There are also nine recreational use projects, including walking, biking, and paddle trails, a new local park, and enhancements to existing State and Federal parks.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.