The Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection is updating site-specific management plans for its Aquatic Preserves and National Estuarine Research Reserves. Sites in the process of updating their plans will hold public meetings to receive input on the draft plans. The objectives of the meetings are to:
Inform the public about the history, purpose and scope of management plan development;
Present the draft management plan; and
Solicit public input regarding issues and opportunities that are being or should be addressed in the management plan.
The plans listed below are under development:
Fort Pickens Aquatic Preserve Management Plan (approved by the Board of Trustees on Sep. 22, 2020)
Lignumvitae Key Aquatic Preserve Management Plan
Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves Management Plan
Fort Clinch Aquatic Preserve
Nassau River-St. Johns River Marshes Aquatic Preserve
Pinellas County and Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserves Management Plan (approved by Acquisition and Restoration Council [ARC] on Feb. 15, 2019)
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.