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.
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.
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.
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.
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.