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Florida Forever 2023 Cycle 2 Regional Hearings

The Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) received twelve new project proposals for the Florida Forever 2023 Cycle 2: Lake Powell North, English Forest Preserve, Chunky Pond, Little Pine Ranch, Trailhead Blue Springs, Waccasassa Bay Headwaters, Ford Marsh, Yarborough Ranch, Welles Ranch, Deer Creek Ranch, Venus Project, and Myakka Ranch. On June 9, 2023, ARC voted to move all twelve proposals on for more detailed review.
Section 259.07, Florida Statutes, requires ARC to hold public meetings to take testimony on new Florida Forever proposals “in such areas of the state where the major portions of such land are situated.” ARC will take the required public testimony on these proposals as well as other existing Florida Forever projects.

Regional Hearing Schedule

Date and Time Agenda Location Project Proposals
August 8, 2023
4 p.m. (CST)
St. Andrews State Park
District 1 Administration
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City, Florida 32408

Lake Powell North

August 14, 2023
4 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension Office
625 North Hathaway
P.O. Box 625
Bronson, FL 32621
Chunky Pond
Little Pine Ranch
Trailhead Blue Springs
Waccasassa Bay Headwaters
October 4, 2023
4 p.m.
Highlands Hammock State Park
Recreation Hall
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL 33872
Welles Ranch
Deer Creek Ranch
Venus Project
Myakka Ranch
October 5, 2023
4 p.m
Volusia County Commission Board Room
123 W. Indiana Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Ford Marsh
Yarborough Ranch

Please contact the Division of State Lands, Office of Environmental Services at 850-245-2555 for additional information.

Hank Vinson, ARC Coordinator
Office of Environmental Services
Division of State Lands
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 140
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
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September 22, 2023 - 1:17pm

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