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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

July Meeting of the Big Cypress ORV Advisory Committee

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Date: July 14, 2008
Contact: Damon Doumlele, 239-695-1103
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1103

The Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, July 21, 2008 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Everglades City Community Center, 205 Buckner Avenue, Everglades City, Florida.

The meeting will be open to the public, and time will be reserved for public comment.

Written comments for Advisory Committee consideration may be sent to: Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141–1000, Attn: ORV Advisory Committee. You may also submit suggestions for discussion topics by clicking here.

For further information, including the meeting agenda and other pertinent read-ahead material, go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov and select ORV Advisory Committee, or contact Preserve staff at 239-695-1103.

Future meetings are scheduled for the following dates - September 23; November 17. Future press releases will be sent as meeting dates approach. Unless otherwise announced, meetings will be held in the same location and at the same time.

The ORV Advisory Committee was established pursuant to the Preserve’s 2000 Recreational Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 to examine issues and make recommendations regarding the management of ORVs within the Preserve.

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.