MEDIA ADVISORY: Aug. 26, 2013
WES SKILES PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE PARK TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING
~The public is invited to share input on the land
management plan ~
LIVE OAK –Join the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service for a public meeting and
presentation of the update to the management plan for Wes Skiles Peacock
Springs State Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 at the Suwannee Meeting
Room at the Suwannee River Water Management District Office, 9225 CR 49, Live
The presentation will propose updates to the management plan, which
of hiking and interpretive trails throughout the park to expand
recreational opportunities and provide connectivity to adjacent
Development of three
new interpretive, educational, and recreational programs.
of passive recreational activities and opportunities for wildlife viewing
and nature study.
Upgrades to the park’s capital facilities and
improve the quality and safety of the recreational opportunities, to
improve the protection of park resources and to streamline the efficiency
of park operations.
of composting restroom with new permanent restroom and installation of
well with potable water at Orange Grove Spring day use area.
to the walking paths leading to Orange Grove Spring to ensure continuity of
universal access between the bathroom, parking area and boardwalk and
favoring natural drainage patterns and minimize runoff into the spring.
restroom and changing facilities at the Peacock Springs day use area along
with access to the park's interpretative hiking trail. The plan proposes a
new picnic shelter for this area of the park.
swimming access is proposed for the Peacock Springs use area, including
improved stairs leading to Peacock Spring I and footpath access to Peacock
Springs I and II.
of half-mile park drive.
of new park support facilities, to include two-bay shop building, storage
shed and flammable storage building. Two RV campsites are proposed to accommodate
volunteers or researchers.
of a small roadside parking area with a designated access path is
recommended for the Olsen Sink overlook.
A copy of the agenda can be obtained by contacting Craig Liney or
visiting DEP's calendar
of public meetings.
The public meeting
will take place:
August 27, 2013
Suwannee Meeting Room
Suwannee River Water
Management District Office
9225 CR 49