CCA FLORIDA GRASSROOTS ALERT!

 

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK UPCOMING MEETINGS

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CCA URGES YOU TO ATTEND ONE OR BOTH OF THE UPCOMING MEETINGS THAT WILL BE HELD BY EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK!

Just over one year ago the Everglades National Park (ENP) administrators implemented the largest pole and troll zone in Florida, the 9,400-acre Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone was an area of concern because of the purported damage to the sea-grasses. Next week the ENP will hold workshops that will involve comprehensive discussions to present what's happened to date, what activities are planned in the future, and to get your feedback on the PTZ – its layout, how its signed, the education and outreach efforts, how you think it's working, and suggested adjustments the Park should consider.

 

CCA Florida believes that all pole and troll zones should have access corridors in the no combustion engine zones, properly sized pole and troll zones, adequate signage, and proper education and outreach for the users. While the Snake Bight pole and troll zone has access corridors CCA would like to see the ENP implement additional access along the Snake Bight Channel and the small creek that runs from the channel to the west. CCA also urges the ENP to create access in the eastern side of the pole and troll zone where deeper water runs from Porpoise Point to the Black Wall. These zones have been employed successfully in other areas with similar concerns and allow for resource protection as well as reasonable access and enhancement of the angling experience. Working with local experts can help identify boating access corridors which would allow reasonable fishing access while protecting sea-grass areas.

    

CCA RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

Meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. and will last till 8 p.m.

 

                 Monday, March 5, 2012                                 Thursday March 8, 2012

John Campbell Agricultural Center                Murray Nelson Government Center

18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, FL       102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL

 

Please Contact CCA Florida for more information: 407-854-7002
 

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