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Public Comment Sought on Draft Restoration Plan

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group has released a draft restoration plan proposing the fourth phase of the Florida Coastal Access Project for public review and comment.

The draft plan proposes the Dickerson Bay Addition, which includes acquisition of a coastal parcel and minor recreational improvements. The privately-owned 114-acre undeveloped coastal parcel is within the approved acquisition boundary of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. The estimated cost of the project is $685,000.

The draft plan is available for public comment through May 20, 2022; the trustees will host a webinar and in-person public meeting on May 10 and May 12, respectively.

The Florida Coastal Access Project aims to enhance public access to surrounding natural resources and increase recreational opportunities through the acquisition and/or enhancement of coastal land in the Florida Panhandle helping to restore impacts to recreational use due to the spill.

Read the draft plan, learn more about how to submit public comments, and find information on how to attend the webinar or in-person public meeting at Florida’s latest Gulf Spill Restoration news update.

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