Posted by: reefrescue | January 27, 2011

Proposed Marine Sanctuary in Riviera Beach

Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Marine Sanctuary in Riviera Beach

 

 

 

For release: January 26, 2011
Contact: Eric Call, Director Parks and Recreation (561) 966-6614

County officials are seeking public input regarding a proposed resolution to request the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission designate an area adjacent to the Blue Heron Bridge a marine sanctuary.

The public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach.  The meeting will be held in the marine center building.

A display illustrating the location and boundaries of the proposed marine sanctuary will be presented by county officials, and copies of the proposed resolution will be available for review and comments.

The Blue Heron Bridge area has become internationally recognized by scientists, scuba divers, underwater photographers and snorkelers for its abundance of unique marine life.  Palm Beach County seeks to protect this exceptional and extraordinary resource by having it declared a Marine Sanctuary by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Phil Foster Park is located at 900 East Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach.  For information about Phil Foster Park or directions on how to get there, visit www.pbcgov.com/parks/locations/philfoster.

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