Public Invited to Give Input on Florida Greenways and Trails System

By: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Release Email
By: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Release Email
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will host six public meetings to gather input regarding the vision for the Florida Greenways and Trails System.

Withlacoochee State Trail. The trail near Nobleton. Photographed for the Office of Greenways and Trails, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. photo by John Moran, 2007. photo credit: www.JohnMoranPhoto.com

Tallahassee, Florida- August 29, 2012

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will host six public meetings to gather input regarding the vision for the Florida Greenways and Trails System. A new plan is being developed to establish priorities and define the role of the system in advancing Florida’s economy, tourism, health, alternative transportation, recreation, conservation and quality of life. This is the first update to the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan since adoption in 1999 by the Florida Legislature.

The draft plan and maps are available on the Office of Greenways and Trails website. The open house-style meetings will focus on the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan, as well as the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and the U.S. Forest Service’s Florida National Scenic Trail Route Designation.

The open houses will take place:

Tallahassee
Wednesday, Sept. 12
4 - 7 p.m.
Florida Department of Transportation Headquarters
605 Suwannee St.

Panama City Beach
(FGTS and FNST only)
Thursday, Sept. 13
4 - 7 p.m. (Central)
Panama City Beach Senior Center
423 Lyndell Lane

Palatka
(FGTS and FNST only)
Tuesday, Sept. 18
4 - 7 p.m.
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street

Sanford
Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3755 NW Hwy 17-92

Sarasota
Tuesday, Sept. 25
4 - 7 p.m.
Sarasota County Public Works
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd
Boca Raton
Wednesday, Sept. 26
4 - 7 p.m.
Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail


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