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 Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Review Process

Public Meetings

The management plan review process includes 2 rounds of public meetings to obtain input from local stakeholders.

  • A Public Scoping Meeting to receive input on perceived issues and concerns regarding the site
  • A Formal Public Meeting to receive feedback on the draft management plan

Roseate spoonbills

Roseate spoonbills feeding in the shallow waters of the estuary.

Public Scoping Meeting

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 6 pm
Rookery Bay Reserve
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34413

This scoping meeting will assist in crafting the content for this site management plan. The information from the meeting will be recorded, compiled, and presented to CAMA by facilitators. The objectives of the public scoping meeting are to:

  • Inform the public about the history, purpose, and scope of management plan development
  • Solicit public input regarding issues and opportunities that should be addressed in the management plan

Formal Public Meeting

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 5:30 - 7 pm
Rookery Bay Reserve
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34413

The formal public meeting will allow us to receive input on the draft Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan. The objectives of the formal public meeting are to:

  • Present the draft management plan with a focus on issues, goals, objectives, and strategies
  • Receive feedback from stakeholders on the draft management plan

For more information, please contact Brenda Varnes, at 239-417-6310 or Brenda.Varnes@dep.state.fl.us. Written comments are welcome and can be submitted via fax: 850-245-2110 Attn: Rookery Bay; or or e-mail Rookery.Bay@dep.state.fl.us.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the hearing by contacting Brenda Varnes at 239-417-6310. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service by calling 800-855-9771 (TDD).

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Last updated: April 06, 2015

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