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FWC announces workshop on Santa Fe, Suwannee boating safety zones

News Release

Friday, April 10, 2015

Media contact: Lauren McCormack, 850-688-7518

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled workshops to address possible changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe and lower Suwannee rivers. The FWC is considering revisions within the portion of the Suwannee from County Road 340, going south to Flower’s Buff, and also the Santa Fe, beginning at River Rise and going downstream to the confluence of the Suwannee.  

            The workshop to discuss possible changes within the Suwannee will be Tuesday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Association building, 17851 NW 90th Ave., Fanning Springs.

            The workshop to discuss possible changes within the Santa Fe will be  Wednesday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at O’Leno State Park, 410 SE O’Leno Park Road, High Springs.

Possible changes pertain to the Rule 68D-24.020, Florida Administrative Code. To obtain copies of the meeting agenda, visit MyFWC.com/Boating and look up “Workshops” under the heading “Waterway Management.” Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate should advise the FWC at least five days before the meeting by contacting the 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).



FWC Facts:
Vessel operators must make a reasonable effort to stay at least 300 feet from divers-down flags on open waters.

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