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Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Management Plan Public Meetings

The Florida Coastal Office is holding a series of public meetings to receive public comment on the draft Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Management Plan, including Banana River, Indian River-Malabar to Vero Beach, Indian River-Vero Beach to Ft. Pierce and Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet aquatic preserves.

The Indian River Lagoon System.
Florida Coastal Office

The Florida Coastal Office’s mission statement is: Conserving and restoring Florida’s coastal and aquatic resources for the benefit of people and the environment.

The four long-term goals of the Florida Coastal Office’s Aquatic Preserve Program are to:

  1. protect and enhance the ecological integrity of the aquatic preserves;
  2. restore areas to their natural condition;
  3. encourage sustainable use and foster active stewardship by engaging local communities in the protection of aquatic preserves; and
  4. improve management effectiveness through a process based on sound science, consistent evaluation, and continual reassessment.

The draft plan is available for viewing or download at www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/indianriver/plan.htm. The Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Management Plan Advisory Committee will be participating.

Meeting Dates and Locations

Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fenn Center

2000 Virginia Avenue

Ft. Pierce, FL 34982

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Indian River County Administration Complex Building A,

County Commission Chamber


1801 27th Street 


Vero Beach, FL 32960

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Martin County Commission Chambers
1st Floor


2401 SE Monterey

Road
Stuart, FL 34996

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Brevard County Government Center
County Commission Chambers


2725 Judge Fran Jamiesen Way


Viera, FL 32940

Written comments are welcome and can be submitted by mail to 3300 Lewis Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 or by email to FloridaCoasts@dep.state.fl.us by Friday, October 24, 2014.

Following the 4 days of public input the management plan advisory committee will meet Friday September 26. The meeting is open to the public to attend as audience members.

Management Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Education Annex

5600 U.S. 1 North

Ft. Pierce, FL