MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 18, 2013
~Fifth regional meeting to update public about the process, current state of the list~
DEP TO HOST STATE CONSERVATION LAND ASSESSMENT PUBLIC MEETING IN JACKSONVILLE
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host a fifth regional public meeting on Oct. 21 in Jacksonville to update the public about the Department's state conservation land assessment and to take public comment on the process.
The Department just finished with meetings in Pensacola, Fort Myers, Viera and Orlando and has decided to host a fifth meeting to ensure additional public comment could be received and more information could be presented. In addition to public meetings in Tallahassee, the Department created this webpage in order to keep the public updated about the process.
To date, the preliminary list of sites for potential sale has been reduced from 169 sites and roughly 5,300 acres to 78 sites and 3,400 acres, which represents 0.11 percent of the 3 million acres of state-owned conservation land.
The public is encouraged to visit the webpage, which is designed to provide updated information on the process, as well as a list of sites with maps and assessments, background on the process and related documents. Comments can also be submitted via email to ARC_mailinglist@dep.state.fl.us.
The meeting will take place:
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21
Jacksonville City Hall, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval St.