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September Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled

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Date: September 4, 2009
Contact: Damon Doumlele, 239-695-1158
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

The ORV Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2009 in Everglades City from 3:30 - 8:00 p.m., has been canceled. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for December 1.

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?

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."