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Rookery Bay to Host Public Meeting for Management Plan

~Public encouraged to offer input on site specific management plan~

NAPLES – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RB NERR) will hold a formal public meeting for input on the site specific management plan draft for the RB NERR on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. To view a copy of the draft management plan for RB NERR, visit www.aquaticpreserves.org.

RB NERR is managed by DEP’s Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA). CAMA is responsible for the management of Florida’s 41 Aquatic Preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs), the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Coral Reef Conservation Program. These protected areas comprise more than four million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida.

The event will take place:

5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Rookery Bay Reserve
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL

To learn more about DEP’s Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/mainpage/programs/cama.htm.



Last updated: November 23, 2010

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