Sunday, July 19, 2009

Florida panther - Public Information Workshop: US 41 Wildlife Crossing

July 15, 2009

RE: US 41 Wildlife Crossing from Bass Lake Road to Turner River Road
Financial Project Number: 195338-2
Public Workshop Notification

Dear Property Owner/Interested Party:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will conduct a public information workshop on the Wildlife Crossing project. The proposed project evaluates the feasibility of a wildlife crossing(s) on U.S. 41 from Bass Lake Road to Turner River Road in Collier County. The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Everglades City Community Center, 205 Buckner Avenue, Everglades, Florida.

FDOT in accordance with Section 339.155(6) Florida Statutes, is providing notice to those whose property lies, in whole or in part, within 300 feet on either side of the centerline of the proposed facility, or those whom FDOT determines may be substantially affected environmentally, economically, socially, or safety wise by the proposed improvements.

The workshop will allow interested persons the opportunity to express their views concerning the conceptual design, social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed project. FDOT will be available for any questions or concerns on the proposed project. All comments, questions, written statements or exhibits must be submitted by August 10, 2009. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or family status.

Anyone needing special accommodations at the workshop under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the project manager at least seven (7) days before the workshop. Any questions regarding the U.S. 41 (S.R. 90) Wildlife Crossing Engineering and Environmental Study should be directed to Nicole Broome, project manager, at (863) 519-2373.

Sincerely,

Nicole Broome
Project Manager
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