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Proposed Spring Protection Zone for Weeki Wachee
The FWC is actively seeking public comment on the proposed Spring Protection Zone at Weeki Wachee Spring and a portion of the spring’s associated spring run in Hernando County.
The proposed rule would prohibit anchoring, mooring, beaching and grounding of vessels in the spring run of the Weeki Wachee River extending from the spring boil within Weeki Wachee State Park to the Rogers Park Boat Ramp. Restricting these activities would protect the bank and vegetation, native habitat and aquatic grasses in and along the spring run.
See the following map and description of the proposed spring protection zone.
How to Provide Feedback
Public comments are being accepted through June 30, 2023. Comments may be submitted to BoatingPublicComments@MyFWC.com and via mail:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Attn: Boating and Waterways, 1M
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
At the July 19-20 Commission Meeting, FWC staff will present a summary of the input received during this public comment period and the proposed final rule.
Map and Description of the Proposed Spring Protection Zone
Previous opportunities to provide feedback
The FWC actively seeks public input on a variety of topics related to boating and waterways and provides public notices of proposed and approved local boating restricted areas. Please check back to this webpage for updates.