Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Water Management District Evaluating Land Owned

Public Workshop For 750,000 Acres Of Land
As part of its ongoing comprehensive land assessment, the South Florida Water Management District is beginning an evaluation of agency lands in the Everglades Assessment Region, which includes parts of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Hendry counties.

The Everglades region is the last of five geographic areas being reviewed in the assessment of approximately 750,000 acres of fee-owned lands — properties in which the District has full or shared ownership rights. As part of a broader effort to maximize its resources to meet mission-critical responsibilities, the District is conducting the assessment to ensure that each parcel owned by the agency is being put to its most effective use.

To gather all relevant information for a thorough analysis, the District is seeking public feedback on the use of its lands within the Everglades region. Stakeholders and the general public can examine detailed land portfolios and submit comments on specific properties through July 8 at www.sfwmd.gov/landassessment

In addition, a regional public workshop will be held at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach on June 26.

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