Today, in White Springs, Florida State Parks is holding a public meeting about Big Shoals State Park and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center.
I have a prior engagement, but you may want to go.
3-7 PM, Wednesday, October 25, 2023
White Springs Tourism Building, 10499 Spring Street, White Springs, Florida 32096
Maps and Flyer, Hamilton County Parks Meeting, Big Shoals State Park 2023-10-25
The agenda is basically show up, look at the materials, ask questions.
There’s a whole page of proposed updates for Big Shoals State Park,
home of Florida’s only Class III rapids.
Big Shoals Maps Page 1
The one that jumped out at me is to move the Big Shoals portage to the Hamilton County side.
Conceptual Land Use, Big Shoals Executive Summary Page 3
Conceptual Land Use Plan, Big Shoals Maps Page 4
There are also proposals to expand the park boundary.
Optimum Boundary, Big Shoals Executive Summary Page 4
Optimum Boundary, Big Shoals Maps Page 5
For Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park,
Stephen Foster Maps Page 1
Conceptual Land Use Component Objectives run to more than a page,
including for the Spring House for White Sulphur Springs.
Stephen Foster Executive Summary Page 2
They want to replace the amphitheater.
Stephen Foster Executive Summary Page 3
Natural Communities, Desired Future Conditions, Stephen Foster Maps Page 3
And they wouldn’t mind expanding the park boundaries.
Stephen Foster Executive Summary Page 4
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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