Comment on Fort Matanzas management plan

US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Superintendent Gordie Wilson announced to Historic City News local reporters today that Fort Matanzas National Monument would host two open house meetings for the public to learn about and comment on its Draft General Management Plan.

The General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement establishes fundamental goals and objectives for the park with regard to protecting and preserving its natural and cultural resources and for providing visitor services and achieving desired visitor experiences.

The meetings will be held at the Lohman Auditorium of the Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience at Marineland, Wilson told reporters. “The National Park Service invites and welcomes the participation and input of the public at these open house meetings.”

Monday, July 23, 2012
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Lohman Auditorium
Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Lohman Auditorium
Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Wilson told Historic City News in St Augustine that each open house session would feature a brief slide presentation; followed by an opportunity to have your comments recorded by a court reporter.

Written comments may also be provided at one of the open house meetings or by writing to: National Park Service, FOMA General Management Plan Team, Attention: David Libman, 100 Alabama Street, 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, or, through the Internet by directing your web browser to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/

For additional information, contact Fort Matanzas at 904-471-0116.

Photo credits: © 2012 Historic City News contributed photograph by Loren Townsend

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