Secondary Trail Closure
Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »
Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure
Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »
November Meeting of the Big Cypress ORV Advisory Committee
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107
The Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, November 17, 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. Further information, including the meeting agenda and other pertinent read-ahead material, can be linked to from this site as well, or contact Preserve staff at 239-695-1103.
Future meetings and locations are scheduled for:
Tuesday, January 20, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Big Cypress National Preserve Headquarters
Tuesday, March 24, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Big Cypress National Preserve Headquarters
Tuesday, May 19, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Everglades City Community Center
Tuesday, July 21, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Everglades City Community Center
Tuesday, September 15, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Everglades City Community Center
Tuesday, December 1, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m., Big Cypress National Preserve Headquarters
Future press releases will be sent as meeting dates approach.
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.
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