Media Release

Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve Management Plan Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:00 PM
Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is hosting a public meeting to receive public comment on the Draft Management Plan for the Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve. The meeting is on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at the Alachua Branch of the Alachua County Library (14913 NW 140th Street, Alachua).

Click to view the draft management plan.

Alachua County, with assistance from the Florida Communities Trust, acquired the +/376 acre Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve, located east of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and north of NW 93rd Avenue. The property was acquired to protect, preserve and enhance the unique natural and cultural resources found there, and to provide an enjoyable and educational passive recreational experience.  A management plan is being developed for the property, and we are seeking citizen input.

For those who wish to provide comment, but can't come to the meeting, written comments may be submitted by mail (Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Land Conservation Program / 408 W. University Avenue, Suite 106 / Gainesville, FL 32601) or email ( by November 18, 2011.

For more information, contact Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Land Conservation Biologist, Sandra Vardaman at 352-264-6803 or

If accommodations for persons with disabilities are needed, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 374-5275, or TDD number 374-5284.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).