Public Meeting Planned for Shoal Line Blvd Recreation Area, Eco Tour Drive | News

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BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County Government and Coastal Engineering Associates Inc. will host a public meeting for the Shoal Line Boulevard Recreation Area and Eco-Walkway on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Meeting Room Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach.

The meeting will be relaxed and informal.

Content will consist of informative billboards regarding the project for the public to walk around and view with a chance to fill out a comment card and ask questions of county staff and consultants.

The Weeki Wachee Preserve is a nature preserve that is home to significant biodiversity in Hernando County, as well as an area that was previously a limestone mine and designated for a future recreation area. This land was acquired through a coordinated effort of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Program between 1993 and 1996.

Hernando County is working on an increased site access plan. The improvements will increase access to existing activities and enhance them in accordance with the uses of the Weekiwachee Preserve Management Plan. By making small-scale improvements to the reserve, HernandoCounty intends to promote cohesion between the natural environment and management requirements to maintain the reserve’s vast biodiversity, while increasing recreational opportunities.

Passive recreation opportunities such as picnic and tour pavilions, kayak launch, restrooms, swimming area, enhanced hiking, biking trails and signage, and an Eco-Tour walk are some of the opportunities to incorporate into improvements to the historic mining area of ​​the Weeki Wachee Preserve. These possible improvements will allow the preserve to become more accessible and safer for all residents of Hernando County to enjoy and enjoy this recreation area.

A second public meeting will be scheduled for the summer, date and location to be determined.

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