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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: October 14, 2010
CONTACT:  Jennifer Diaz, 850-245-2112

DEP to Hold South Atlantic Alliance Draft Action Plan Information and Comment Session

~Plan will focus on four priority issue areas identified by the Alliance states~

ST. AUGUSTINE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) will hold a public meeting to discuss the South Atlantic Alliance Draft Action Plan on Wednesday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The South Atlantic Alliance is a voluntary partnership established by the Governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The mission of the South Atlantic Alliance is to significantly increase regional collaboration among South Atlantic states, with federal agency partners and other stakeholders. The goal is to sustain and enhance environmental (coastal/ marine), natural resource, economic, public safety, social, and national defense missions of the respective states and the South Atlantic region.

The South Atlantic Alliance has developed a draft Action Plan that identifies specific goals, objectives and actions within four priority issue areas: Healthy Ecosystems, Working Waterfronts, Clean Coastal and Ocean Waters and Disaster Resilient Communities. For more information about the South Atlantic Alliance please visit http://www.southatlanticalliance.org/. The draft Action Plan is also available online at: www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal

Public Meetings are being held at two locations in Florida on October 27 in Ponte Vedra Beach and November 4 in Jupiter to inform and solicit comments on the draft Action Plan. Comments will also be accepted on-line at www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal

This event will take place:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DEP’s Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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Last updated: January 25, 2011

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