The City of Fort Lauderdale received a $75,000 subgrant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to prepare a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to address special events on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The HCP will outline measures designed to minimize and lessen the impacts to species protected under the Endangered Species Act (i.e., sea turtles, federally listed shorebirds, etc.), conserve species, and contribute to their recovery.
The City, in partnership with Ecological Associates, Inc. and FWC, is hosting two public meetings on October 1, 2019 to provide background on the HCP process, solicit public input on protected species management related to special events on the Beach, and address HCP-related concepts. Get the meeting flyer.
Economy Group Meeting | 9 a.m. – Noon
This meeting is targeted to stakeholders interested in hosting special events on Fort Lauderdale Beach and are required to apply for a permit.
Resource Group Meeting | 6 – 9 p.m.
This meeting is targeted to stakeholders responsible for monitoring, protecting, and managing the City’s environmental resources and species protected under the Endangered Species Act (i.e., sea turtles, federally listed shorebirds, etc.) before, during, and after special events on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Stakeholders interested in attending a meeting must RSVP to Grace Botson by September 27, 2019.
For questions, please email Luisa Agathon or call 954-828-5271.