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2011 Land Owners Meeting

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Date: March 11, 2011
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
Contact: Christine Clark, 239-695-1153

In a continuing effort to improve communication with landowners within the legislative boundaries of Big Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service staff will hold a meeting at the Preserve Headquarters screen pavilion located on U.S. 41 four miles east of S.R. 29 (33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141) on Saturday, March 26th beginning at 1:00 p.m.

There are over 300 privately held parcels within the Preserve. We hope to offer presentations on several topics of interest specifically to those who own property within Big Cypress. A variety of topics related to Preserve management will be covered.

If you have any questions related to this announcement please contact Christine Clark at (239) 695-1153.

Did You Know?

Hunters entering the Preserve on a swamp buggy. Photo courtesy of Jack Moller.

Big Cypress National Preserve was one of the first national preserves within the National Park System. As a preserve, Big Cypress manages for a broader range of recreational activities, including hunting and off-road vehicle access.