The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection is holding a public meeting to present the draft Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve Management Plan to the public for their review and feedback. Information on the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve can be found at https://floridadep.gov/rcp/aquatic-preserve/locations/nature-coast-aquat.... The management plan is available at http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/CAMA/plans/Nature-Coast-AP-Management.... Members of the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve Management Plan Advisory Committee have also been invited to attend and listen to comments, and may also participate in the discussion. There is an additional opportunity to comment in a virtual public meeting on May 19, and there will be an advisory committee meeting on May 26 to review comments from both meetings and the management plan.
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.