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SFWMD to hold two public workshops on Land Assessment

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Public invited to provide input on agency lands in the Kissimmee/Okeechobee region

WHAT: As part of its comprehensive land assessment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will hold a pair of public workshops to provide information on the assessment process and receive input on fee-owned lands in the Kissimmee/Okeechobee region. The second of five regions that will be evaluated during the assessment process, the Kissimmee/Okeechobee region includes SFWMD lands in the Upper and Lower Kissimmee basins and the Lake Okeechobee watershed.

The purpose of the land assessment is to ensure that each parcel owned by the District supports the agency’s core mission of balancing and improving flood control, water quality, natural systems and water supply. The first phase of the assessment is a review of 750,000 acres of fee-owned lands — properties in which the agency has full ownership rights. This phase is scheduled for completion by mid-2013.

The District is committed to making the land assessment transparent and providing multiple opportunities for public involvement. Comprehensive information, including detailed land portfolios, fact sheets and an online public comment form, is available at www.sfwmd.gov/landassessment.


SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center
3800 NW 16th Blvd., Suite A
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Friday, March 8, 2013, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SFWMD St. Cloud Field Station
3800 Old Canoe Creek Road
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHO: The SFWMD Land Assessment Team will meet with the public to discuss the assessment process and receive comments on specific properties in the Kissimmee/Okeechobee region.