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Public hearing set for FWC portion of Caravelle Ranch WMA

News Release

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public hearing on the agency’s management plan for Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area in Putnam County. The hearing is Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. in the Tax Deeds Building, Building F, 107 N. Sixth St. Palatka, FL 32177.

The FWC has management authority over approximately 12,330 acres of the WMA. The rest is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on the draft of a 10-year management plan the FWC is developing for its portion of Caravelle Ranch WMA. FWC planners will present components of the draft management plan, followed by a question-and-answer session, and then take public comment.

For more information, go to MyFWC.com/Conservation and select “Terrestrial Programs” then “Management Plans.” To request a copy of the management prospectus, call or email Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982 or Rebecca.Shelton@MyFWC.com.



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