General Management Plan Meeting
Contact: Dan Brown, 850-934-2604
GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS ON DRAFT GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
GULF BREEZE, FL: Superintendent Dan Brown announced today that Gulf Islands National Seashore will hold two additional open house meetings to present the draft General Management Plan and to gather public input and comment. In addition, the comment period has been extended until December 9, 2011. Once finalized, the plan will provide long-term management guidance for the National Seashore. Two meetings will be held in November:
Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center William M. Colmer (Davis Bayou) Visitor Center
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway 3500 Park Road
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Thursday, November 10, 2011
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The additional meetings and time extension are the result of several questions and comments the park has received regarding the draft plan. This will allow the public another opportunity to ask questions about the plan and additional time to submit their written comments.
The draft plan and environmental impact statement has been available since September 9, 2011 and will be available for public review until December 9, 2011 at the visitor centers above or on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GUIS. Comments may be submitted electronically at the website above, by email at GUIS_GMP@nps.gov, or by regular mail to: Superintendent, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Attn: GUIS GMP, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563, by Friday, December 9, 2011. Faxed comments and telephone messages will not be accepted.
For additional information on the draft General Management Plan, contact the Superintendent's office at
850-934-2604 or by email at GUIS_Superintendent@nps.gov.
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Did You Know?
The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.