The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is considering public comments and feedback from an advisory committee regarding its draft 10-year management plan of the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Waccasassa Bay State Park.

Public hearings were held Feb. 27 and 28 at the FWC Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory in Cedar Key to collect comments on the plan to manage both sites. By state statute, the DEP is required to review and revise its Unit Management Plan for all 175 state parks every 10 years.

 The public comment period closes March 13, before the draft plan is revised and sent on to the Governor-appointed Acquisition and Restoration Council  for final review.

To review the plan for Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve.

For the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park plan.