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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.

Key Vista, Pasco County (Lease No. 3898)

Key Vista Park is a 102.86 acre nature preserve located on the southwestern side of Pasco County along the Gulf of Mexico. The State of Florida acquired property through the Conservation and Recreational Lands Program and subsequently leased the park to Pasco County. The site consists of approximately 1,600 feet of waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico and 2,200 feet along Rocky Creek and Sleepy Lagoon. The park’s natural communities include Sandhill, Mesic/Wet Flatwoods, Scrubby Flatwoods, Basin Swamp, Freshwater Marsh, Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand and Disturbed Land. Park amenities include picnic facilities, hiking trails, an observation tower, boardwalk, restrooms, and a primitive kayak boat launch along Rocky Creek.

The link below contains the plan and associated maps. The Division of State Lands will approve the plan unless three Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) members request that it be placed on a future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC member to make this request is October 22, 2015.

Key Vista Park

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Curtis Franklin with the Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department at cfranklin@pascocountyfl.net

Minor Amendments to Management Plans

**none at this time**

Emergency Requests

**none at this time**



Management Plan Addendum

Linear Facilities/Incompatible Use Requests

FDOT Access/Equipment Storage Easement: Arch Creek Park

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is requesting a 0.15-acre easement for staging and equipment access on the Arch Creek Park as part of drainage improvement to NE 135th Street in Miami. A description of the request and an analysis of its compliance with the Incompatible Use Policy can be found at the following link:

Arch Creek Park Easement

The Division of State Lands will issue the easement to FDOT unless three ARC members request the Division place the request on a future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC to make such a request is October 15, 2015.

Please contact George Navarrete with Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces in you have questions.


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    Last updated: October 07, 2015