Gulf Coast Site Redevelopment
Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with this project and provide us with your ideas and suggestions.
The National Park Service (NPS) is reconsidering how best to improve Everglades National Park's facilities in Everglades City and Flamingo in light of government-wide funding cutbacks and concerns about new construction in coastal sites which are highly susceptible to major storms and flooding. After much consideration in recent months, the NPS has developed a path forward for future planning and development at these sites.
This project focuses specifically on the future redevelopment of the park's Gulf Coast site in Everglades City. Please review the project newsletter and other information so that you can better assist us in determining how best to meet future needs. Please attend the public meeting on January 19, 2012 (5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Big Cypress National Preserve Welcome Center - see "Meeting Notices" for more information) or provide your comments by e-mail or mail as instructed in the newsletter and the "Open for Comment" link.
New redevelopment options being considered for this site as well as Flamingo, once completed, will be integrated into the park's Draft General Management Plan, scheduled for release to the public in 2013. We will provide periodic updates to keep you current with the latest information including the Draft GMP public review and comment period (including dates for the public meetings).
As always, we appreciate your continued interest and support of Everglades National Park.
Dan B. Kimball, Superintendent
Fred Herling, Park Planner, 305-242-7704, firstname.lastname@example.org