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Preserve Hosting Landowner Meeting in April

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Date: March 19, 2013
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, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL (located on  U.S. 41 four miles east of S.R. 29) on Saturday, April 6th beginning at 9:00 a.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.

Please RSVP your attendance to the meeting with camp identification number and contact information to (239) 695-1126 or by email to christine_clark@nps.gov.  If you have any questions related to this announcement please contact Christine Clark at (239) 695-1153.

Did You Know?

Bear in a tree.

Many do not expect to see bears in Florida. Actually, we have a healthy population within the state. Big Cypress is one of their ideal habitats in Southwest Florida. If camping in the area, be sure to keep your camp "bear proof."