Park Service Considers Power Boat Restrictions for Everglades

In a move that has aroused concern, delight and anger among various south Florida interests, the National Park Service recently announced plans for new management rules that may include restrictions on combustion engines in Everglades National Park. Some fishermen are riled by the notion that any limits might be placed on access. Others think that the creation of “troll and pole” zones are long overdue. Still others wonder whether any of the new plans matter, given Florida’s track record of not adhering to its own environmental policies.
For more information on the alternatives being considered, the four alternatives are included in a recent NPS newsletter.
Steve Waters notes the times and dates for public meetings regarding the plans in the Sun-Sentinel.

(Thanks to reader Bill Blanton for bringing this story to our attention.)

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