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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

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    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. More »

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    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

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Date: November 4, 2008
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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