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Public hearing for Little Gator Creek WEA plan is March 27

News Release

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852; Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public hearing for the Little Gator Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) Management Plan on Tuesday, March 27. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 150, New Port Richey.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on a draft of a 10-year management plan the FWC is developing for the Little Gator Creek WEA in Pasco County. Components of the draft management plan will be presented to the public, followed by a question-and-answer session and public testimony.

A management prospectus for the Little Gator Creek WEA is available upon request from the FWC’s Conservation Acquisition and Planning group. Call Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982, or David Alden at 850-487-9588, or email  for the prospectus.

For more information, go to and select “Terrestrial Programs” then “Management Plans.”

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