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   ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR ACCESS TO FLORIDA BAY!

 
Everglades National Park has published its Preferred Alternative for the Park’s General Management Plan; a plan which is intended to govern the park for the next 20 years. The preferred Alternative substantially restricts your access to Florida Bay. The Preferred Alternative establishes large Pole and Troll Zones (PTZs) for 1/3 of Florida Bay, the PTZs lack access corridors and when combined with the Plan’s reduction of access channels access Florida Bay will eliminate reasonable access to these flats!
 
Tell the Park’s planners:

 

  1. that you oppose these large PTZs and if implemented they need adequate access      corridors;
  2. that the park must mark and maintain traditional channels to allow access to Florida Bay;
  3. that you support CCA Florida’s recommendation which includes incremental      establishment of any PTZ, the development of reasonable access through corridors into any PTZ, the marking of the historically used channels across Florida Bay and an accessible educational program for the Park’s users;
  4. that the Park must establish a user advisory panel to assist with the development of the PTZ, access into the PTZs and marking of channels.


Please click here to let the Park know you support CCA’s recommendation. The comment period closes May 11, so take a minute now to protect angling access to this great park and its fishery.