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Florida Greenways and Trails Council

The Florida Greenways and Trails Council (FGTC) was established pursuant to 260.0142, Florida Statutes. Among its duties, the Council serves to advise the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on greenway and trail related issues, promote intergovernmental cooperation and private partnerships for developing the greenways and trails system, recommend priorities for critical links in the system, and provide funding recommendations for developing and managing the system.
 

Florida Greenways and Trails Council Members and Contacts

Council Member Biographies
 

The council typically meets three times a year at various locations throughout the state.

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Full Council
DATE AND TIME: September 14, Time TBD
PLACE: Titusville City Hall Chambers
AGENDA: Forthcoming

 
PAST MEETINGS
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9 a.m.
PLACE: Florida Sheriffs Association Complex: Blackburn-Hunt Building (2617 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308).
Designations to be considered:
Trail Towns to be considered: 
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8 a.m.
PLACE: Florida Sheriffs Association Complex: Blackburn-Hunt Building (2617 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308).
 
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: Ravine Gardens State Park auditorium, Palatka
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m.; Friday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.
PLACE: Tallahassee
Agenda and meeting materials forthcoming
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: November 2, 2016, 1 p.m.; November 3, 8 a.m. (this day combined with Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation meeting)
PLACE: Titusville City Hall
MEETING MATERIALS:
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: September 22-23, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. each day
PLACE: Crandon Park Tennis Center, Players' Lounge (Gate G); 7300 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne 33149
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct general business of the Council. The Council will consider designation of the following proposed projects as components of the Florida Greenways and Trails System: Sabal Pines Greenway Trail; Hilton Road Trail; WaterSound Trail, LLC; Camp Abel/ FNST and Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trails. The Council will consider the work of the Subcommittee on Unpaved Trail Design Guidelines. The Council will review the draft timetable and outline for the 2018-2023 Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan update.
MEETING MATERIALS:
Designation Proposals:
Presentations and Handouts:
 
Subcommittee on Trail Standards
August 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m., via conference call. Please view the Agenda to retrieve the call-in number.
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: June 23, 2016, 9 a.m.

PLACE: Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs, FL 34446

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct general business of the Council. The Council will consider designation of the following proposed projects as components of the Florida Greenways and Trails System: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park and Lake Jackson Blueway. The Council will also hold an election for the position of Chairperson of the Florida Greenways and Trails Council and vote on priority ranking of project applications for the 2016 Recreational Trails Program Priority List, pending site control review by the Department of Environmental Protection.

MEETING MATERIALS
 
Subcommittee on Trail Standards
May 4, 2016, via conference call. Please view the Agenda to retrieve the call-in number.
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9 a.m.
PLACE: DEP Douglas Building Conference Room A, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee 32399
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Discuss and prioritize 7 selected regional trail system projects that will be recommended to the Florida Department of Transportation for consideration to receive Shared Use Nonmotorized Trail funding.
MEETING MATERIALS:
PowerPoint presentations from Council meeting:
Additional Materials (Preliminary results of the Regional Trail Analysis, letters documenting support for regional trails, and Regional Trail Systems information):
 
Full Council
DATE AND TIME: Monday, February 29, 2016, 9 a.m.
PLACE: UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital (1st Floor Aux. Conference Room), 1515 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville 32608
MEETING MATERIALS:
 
Subcommittee (Bylaws) Conference Call
Friday, February 19, 2016, 10 a.m. until business is concluded. Dial: 1-888-670-3525, follow instructions for participant and enter 1518575507, then press # to enter the call.
 
Full Council Conference Call to discuss and adopt regional trail criteria for the Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network
Friday, January 29, 2016, 10 a.m. Conference call-in number 1-(888)-670-3525. Enter participant code 3644231520#
 
Subcommittee (Trail Design) Conference Call
Monday, January 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m.


 

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