Friday, October 5, 2012

DEP SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON NEW FLORIDA FOREVER PROPOSALS AND EXISTING FLORIDA FOREVER PROJECTS

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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Oct. 4, 2012

CONTACT: DEP Press Office (850)245-2112  DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us

DEP SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON NEW FLORIDA FOREVER PROPOSALS AND EXISTING FLORIDA FOREVER PROJECTS

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and theAcquisition and Restoration Council are holding two open house event to allow the public to comment on how Florida Forever projects should be prioritized. The Department and the Council develop an annual ranking of statewide land acquisition projects to prioritize the distribution of funds. The ranking is under review and includes more than 100 projects on the Florida Forever priority list, as well as the new Florida Forever proposals.   
The meetings are scheduled for:

     9 a.m. Oct. 11

Department of Environmental Protection

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Conference Room A

Tallahassee

6 p.m. Nov. 5

Archbold Biological Station

123 Main Dr.

Venus

Those unable to attend the public hearing are invited to provide their comments inwriting via email to Jim.Farr@dep.state.fl.us or via US mail to Mr. Jim Farr, ARC StaffDirector, Division of State Lands, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 140,Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. For more information about the ARC and current Florida Forever projects, please visit   http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/arc.htm.

About the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s principal environmental agency, created to protect, conserve and manage Florida’s environment and natural resources. DEP enforces federal and state environmental laws, protects Florida’s air and water quality, cleans up pollution, regulates solid waste management, promotes pollution prevention and acquires environmentally-sensitive lands for preservation. The agency also maintains a statewide system of parks, trails and aquatic preserves 

To view DEP’s Web site log on to www.dep.state.fl.us.



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