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On February 16th, 17th, and 18th, Our Florida Reefs hosted a second round of community meetings this time in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The six total meetings were attended by hundreds of members of the south Florida community. At the meetings, participants had the opportunity to learn about draft management recommendations, ask questions, and provide their feedback to the Community Working Group members in writing.
These meetings also brought a special group of attendees, local high school and college students. Interest from teachers at South Broward High School, Broward College, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern Oceanographic Center, and the University of Miami resulted in almost 100 students attending.
The Community Meetings held in January and February proved a great success, cumulatively drawing over 500 attendees from the southeast Florida community and beyond! During the 2 months where the public were invited to submit comment, the Recommended Management Actions received almost 2000 comments total!
In the coming months, it will be up to the Community Working Groups to begin the difficult task of reviewing all the comments and considering revisions to draft management recommendations accordingly. They will begin this process at their meeting in March, to which the public is invited to attend as observers (see events page for more details).