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FWC seeks public input on Broward County boating safety zones

News Release

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585; or Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in Hollywood to discuss possible small adjustments to boating safety zones in the Intracoastal Waterway in Broward County.

Other proposed amendments include updating the rule maps and some minor technical changes to the rule language.

The workshop will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street in Hollywood.

The changes pertain to the rules in Florida Administrative Code 68D-24.006 and 68D-24.008. To see the meeting agenda prior to the workshop, visit, click on “Waterway Management,” then “Workshops.” Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the workshop should advise the FWC at least five days before the meeting by contacting the FWC’s Office of Human Resources at 850-488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).

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