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SFWMD Launches Review of West Coast Region for Land Assessment

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Public is invited to submit comments on District lands in the region through May 28

WEST PALM BEACH – As part of its ongoing comprehensive land assessment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is beginning an evaluation of agency lands in the West Coast Assessment Region, which includes parts of Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties.

The West Coast region is the fourth of five geographic areas being reviewed in the assessment of approximately 750,000 acres of fee-owned lands — properties in which the District has full ownership rights. As part of a broader effort to maximize its resources to meet mission-critical responsibilities, the District is conducting the assessment to ensure that each parcel owned by the agency is being put to its most effective use.

To gather all relevant information for a thorough analysis, the District is seeking public feedback on the use of its lands within the West Coast region. Stakeholders and the general public can examine detailed land portfolios and submit comments on specific properties through May 28 at www.sfwmd.gov/landassessment. In addition, a regional public workshop will be held at the SFWMD Lower West Coast Service Center in Fort Myers on May 22.

Source: SFWMD news release (read full text)