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Small Management Plans, Minor Plan Amendments and Incompatible Use & Linear Facilities Policy Requests Highlights

Management Plans for Properties 160 Acres and Smaller

The Office Of Environmental Services has received the following land management plans for properties 160 acres and smaller in size. Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) members who wish to have any of these plans placed on a formal ARC agenda for discussion should contact Hank Vinson, ARC Staff Director, prior to the date indicated below. Please note that at least three ARC members must make the request for a plan for a property smaller than 160 acres in size to be scheduled for an ARC agenda. If we do not receive three requests by the stated deadline to schedule a plan for consideration at an ARC meeting, the plan will be approved.

 

Lighthouse Point Park (Lease No. 3916)

Lighthouse Point Park is located in the Town of Ponce Inlet at the confluence of Ponce de Leon Inlet and the Halifax River. The 55-acre park’s natural communities include beach dune, coastal scrub/strand, maritime hammock, and tidal marsh. Park facilities include a wildlife observation tower, picnic pavilions, concessions, parking areas, boardwalks, a marine science center, and the Mary Keller Sea Bird Rehabilitation Sanctuary. Volusia County plans to expand the Marine Science Center and parking area, expand the dune boardwalk, and install an inlet shoreline breakwater feature and a snorkeling trail.

The link below contains the plan and associated maps. The Division of State Lands will approve this plan unless three ARC members request that the Division place it on a future Council agenda. The ARC request deadline is April 27, 2015.

Lighthouse Point Park

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Nolin, Director of the Volusia County Coastal Division at jnolin@volusia.org

Sanchez Park, Volusia County (Lease No. 3054)

Sanchez Park is located on Thompson Creek in Ormond Beach. The 10-acre park includes three natural communities: mesic hammock, hydric hammock and freshwater wetlands along Thompson Creek. The park’s recreational facilities include multi-use trails, playground, boat ramp, picnic pavilion, fishing pier with wildlife observation areas, and restrooms. Volusia County manages the park to provide resource-based recreational activities for the public.

The link below contains the plan and associated maps. The Division of State Lands will approve this plan unless three ARC members request that the Division place it on a future Council agenda. The ARC request deadline is April 27, 2015.

Sanchez Park

If you have any questions, please contact John Noble, P.E., City of Ormond Beach Engineering Division, at noble@ormondbeach.org.

Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site (Lease No. 3633)

Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site is located on Terra Ceia Bay in Manatee County. The park contains a large ceremonial mound, burial mound, and a unique shell mound natural community that FNAI recognizes as exemplary. The park provides interpretive and research opportunities as well as low-impact resource-based recreation, and was Florida’s first designated State Historical Memorial. The management plan identifies the following goals as basis for developing the park’s annual work plan: water quality and quantity protection; hydrological restoration; restoration and maintenance of natural communities; maintain, improve or restore imperiled species populations and habitats in the park; exotic plant and animal removal; and preservation of the park’s cultural resources.

The below link contains a copy of the plan. The Division of State Lands will approve the plan unless three ARC members request the Division place the document on future Council agenda. The ARC request deadline is April 16, 2015.

Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Jennifer Carver with the Florida Park Service at jennifer.carver@dep.state.fl.us

 

Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park (Lease No. 2401)

The 32-acre Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is located in Manatee County. The United Daughters of the Confederacy donated the Gamble Mansion property to the state in June 1926. Since that time, the state acquired several additions to the park under both the Land Acquisition Trust Fund and Florida Forever programs. The park’s purpose is to preserve the Gamble Mansion while providing cultural resource interpretation and outdoor recreation.

The link below contains the plan and associated maps. The Division of State Lands will approve this plan unless three ARC members request that the Division place it on a future Council agenda. The ARC request deadline is April 15, 2015

Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Jennifer Carver with the Florida Park Service at jennifer.carver@dep.state.fl.us

 

 

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park Lease No. 3641

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park is located in Wakulla County at the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers. Park access is from Old Fort Road in the town of St. Marks. The state acquired the 14.98 acre park in 1964 with funds from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF). The park’s purpose is to provide for resource-based public recreation as well as historical and cultural interpretation.

The link below contains the plan and associated maps. The Division of State Lands will approve this plan unless three ARC members request that the Division place it on a future Council agenda. The ARC request deadline is April 15, 2015.

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Jennifer Carver with the Florida Park Service at jennifer.carver@dep.state.fl.us

 

 

Minor Amendments to Management Plans

Emergency Requests


**none at this time**

 

 

Management Plan Addendum

Linear Facilities/Incompatible Use Requests

Morgan Easement: L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area

The Applicant is requesting a utility and access easement over an existing dirt road across a portion of the L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area. A description of the request and an analysis of its compliance with the Incompatible Use Policy can be found at the following link:

Morgan Easement: L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area

The Division of State Lands will issue the easement unless three ARC members request the Division place the document on future Council agenda. The ARC request deadline is April 16, 2015.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Sine Murray with the Florida Park Service at sine.murray@dep.state.fl.us .

 



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