NOAA has released a draft environmental impact statement, known as the Restoration Blueprint, for public comment. The proposal includes recommended changes to the current management plan, zoning, and regulations that have been in effect since 1997 for Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This is the first of five informational sessions that will be held for the public to learn more about the proposals and provide input. Written comments will also be accepted at this session.
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.