Florida Bay - New Access Corridor Markers and Signs

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Date: March 13, 2017
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Queries, 786-481-7592

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Everglades National Park is installing new access corridor markers and signs in Florida Bay, as a key component of the park’s integrated 2015 General Management Plan (GMP) implementation strategy to enhance protection and enjoyment of the park’s marine areas. 
 
Work on 12 of 31 corridors is complete, mostly in the Flamingo area, and work will continue through April 2017. Additional details and an interactive web map are available at: https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/management/florida-bay-new-access-corridor-markers-and-signs.htm.
 
This project is made possible by the National Park Service and generous donations to the South Florida National Parks Trust by Yamaha and the American Sportfishing Association.
 
Boaters – please note important changes to existing channels as part of this project, and follow all rules posted on the new signs. Some of these notable changes include: 
 

Twisty-mile Channel: to be an idle-speed corridor, and adjacent area a pole/troll zone; Dump Key Channel: a new corridor was installed just south of the original channel; later in 2017, the original channel will be eliminated and be part of a pole/troll zone; North Jimmy Channel: a new corridor to be installed just north of the original channel; later in 2017, the original channel will be eliminated and be part of a pole/troll zone; Pollock Key Channel and Bob Allen South Cut: an alternative on-plane corridor to be installed (called Bob Allen Pass) to improve access and better protect resources; later this year these two short cuts will become part of pole/troll zones.
 
 
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Last updated: March 21, 2017

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