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Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Osceola Camp Cure Plan

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The National Park Service (NPS) announces the release of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Osceola Camp Cure Plan Environmental Assessment (EA).

The NPS is proposing improvements to the Osceola Camp due to water levels in the area rising from the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The Camp is located downstream of one of the CERP project flow ways and the Camp's current ground surface elevation, select structures, roadways and driveways must be elevated in order to provide appropriate levels of flood protection to the Camp before the water levels can be raised as part of the CERP. The site plan to modify the site elevations to accommodate the CEPP is referred to the Cure Plan for the Camp. The NPS and the Miccosukee Tribe have worked together to develop a Cure Plan, or site plan, to allow for the progression of the CEPP while preserving the Camp facilities, functions and public health of the residents.

You are invited to submit written comments on the Cure Plan EA through November 30, 2023. On the left column, click on "Open For Comment" to open the comment fields.

The EA evaluates a no-action alternative and one action alternative, describes the environment that would be affected by the alternatives and assesses the environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives. Under the no-action alternative, there would be no improvements to the Osceola Camp and the current conditions would remain and continue unchanged.

Under the preferred alternative, improvements would include:

• Elevate the Osceola Camp's ground surface elevations and select structures,
• Reestablish roadways and driveways within Osceola Camp,
• Replace utilities throughout the site.

Thank you for your interest and participation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information

Daniel Noon, 305-242-7717