Have your voice heard on the future of the Loxahatchee River

2:38 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 Local
Rowing  on the Loxahatchee River is a popular activity at Riverbend Park near Jupiter (Photo/Rich Graulich)

Got concerns about public use on the Loxahatchee River and in the Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve in north Palm Beach County?

Your voice can be heard at a public meeting at 6 p.m. planned Jan. 29 at the Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Tr.

The meeting is free and open to the public. 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is drafting a management plan for the 1,739-acre preserve located from Martin/Palm Beach County line south to Marcinski Road.

The last time a development plan for the property was updated was 1984.

The draft plan is available for viewing or download at http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/CAMA/plans/aquatic/loxahatchee-River-Lake-Worth-Creek-AP-Management-Plan.pdf

Members of the Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Management Plan Advisory Committee have been invited to attend, and listen to comments.

Written comments are welcome and can be submitted by mail to Irene Arpayoglou at 3300 Lewis Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, or by email to FloridaCoasts@dep.state.fl.us by Monday, February 12, 2918.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Aquatic Preserve Manager, Irene Arpayoglou at Irene.Arpayoglou@dep.state.fl.us or (772)429-2995.