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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Additional parking may be in future for Blue Springs park

Published: May 27, 2008
Opening day at Blue Springs park drew more than 2,000 people, a crowd so large that the gates had to be closed from time to time in the afternoon because there wasn’t enough parking.

Jackson County Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Hatcher said he hopes that problem will be a thing of the past by next summer.

He’s heard, but hasn’t officially received word on paper, that legislators approved partial funding of a grant to expand parking and make other improvements to the park.

The county had asked for a $200,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant, but Hatcher has been told the county has been approved for $135,000, the balance trimmed away in a round of budget-cutting.
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2 comments:

Wildlife Foundation of Florida said...

Dear PC,

This is a great site! My name is Daniel Bourg, with the Wildlife Foundation of Florida - beneficiaries of the Protect Florida Springs License Plate.

We designed our plate such that the annual use fee will be used for:

• Develop an educational and awareness campaign to increase the public’s understanding of the threats and importance of Florida springs;

• Initiate a granting mechanism that will provide funding, not available elsewhere, for community based initiatives aimed at springs restoration, protection and local education;

• Provide an opportunity for sustainable conservation through a long-term funding mechanism utilizing the “Protect Florida Springs” license plate.

I wonder if you might be interested in doing a post about this plate, now that it has 'hit the street.'

If you have any questions about our new plate please do not hesitate to contact me: dbourg@wildlifefoundation.net, or 800.988.4889.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Cheers,

Daniel

PC said...

I will defintely post this information sometime today.