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Florida Coastal Access Project

Implementing Organization

State of Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$45,415,573

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The first phase of the project will enhance public access to natural resources and increase recreational opportunities at four sites in the Florida Panhandle: * Innerarity Point in Escambia County, Florida will involve acquisition of a 3.38-acre property and the building of a public park on the property. * A parcel in the City of Destin, Florida will involve acquisition of a 3.42-acre parcel and the building of a public park on the property. * A parcel in the City of Lynn Haven, Florida will involve acquisition of a 90.7-acre tract and the building of a public park on the property. * Island View Park in Franklin County will involve construction of a public park on a 7.3-acre parcel owned by Franklin County. The second phase of the project adjacent to Salinas Park in Gulf County, Florida involves acquisition of an approximately 6-acre parcel and the building of an extension of the public park on the property. Sufficient funds remained from the first two phases to allow for a third phase, which involved the acquisition of one additional property within the existing Navarre Beach Marine Park property in the Florida Panhandle. This approximately 4.75 acre parcel was then donated to Santa Rosa County. Infrastructure will be constructed at each location to facilitate and enhance recreational use with the exception of the third phase. The public parks will be donated to the appropriate local governments, who will be provided with operation and maintenance funds to maintain the parks for ten years.

Contact

Pearce Barrett
(850) 245-2106
pearce.barrett@dep.state.fl.us
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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