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Anchoring Workshops to be Held Around FL
Share your thoughts about the anchoring situation in FL with the FFWCC

Posted Friday, March 9, 2007

Anchoring Workshops to be Held Around FL

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The state of Florida is hosting a series of public workshops around the state concerning anchoring and mooring. At each workshop, they will explore with local governments, stakeholders, and the boating public, potential solutions to issues surrounding the anchorage of vessels in state waters.

BoatU.S. attended the initial workshop held on February 13 in Marathon. We joined about 30 boaters and community representatives in a positive discussion about how to make anchoring work better. We hope that the other workshops will provide a similar opportunity, with new insights and ideas brought forward.

You may have experienced some anchoring issues yourself in Florida, or may have read about them in the March issue of the BoatU.S. Magazine. Now you have a chance to learn more, and let your thoughts be known to state officials including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC).

Please check your calendar, and try to attend the workshop closest to you. The anchoring workshops are set for the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, March 13, in Tampa:
    • 5:30-7:30 pm , Hillsborough County Co. Center , 2nd floor, 601 East Kennedy Boulevard
  • Wednesday, March 14, in Ft. Myers:
    • 5:30-7:30 pm, Lee Co. Board of County Commission Chambers, Old Lee County Courthouse, 2nd Floor - Chamber Room, 2120 Main Street
  • Tuesday, March 15, in Destin:
    • 5:30-7:30 pm, CST, City of Destin, City Hall Annex, 4100 Two Trees Road
  • Wednesday, April 11, in St. Augustine:
    • 5:30-7:30 pm, St. Johns County Judicial Complex, Auditorium, 4020 Lewis Speedway
  • Tuesday, May 1, in Stuart:
    • 5:30-7:30 pm, Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road

If you do attend, and want to share your impressions of the meeting, please send us an email at:

If you would like more information about the workshops, contact Tara Alford at the Florida FFWCC, at 850-410-0656 x17169. This workshop schedule is also posted at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site:

Please share this with your boating friends, and members of your boat club.

BoatU.S. Government Affairs
880 S. Pickett St.
Alexandria, VA 22304

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