Media Release

Northeast Flatwoods Preserve Stewardship Planning Meeting

Friday, September 24, 2010 4:20 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department's Alachua County Forever Program is soliciting citizen input on the stewardship of the Northeast Flatwoods Preserve. This planning meeting takes place Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the Yerkes Center (14245 Cole Street, Waldo), beginning at 6 p.m.

Alachua County acquired 242± acres south of the Santa Fe River on County Roads 225 and 1475. 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 County staff is seeking citizen input.

To view the draft management plan click here, or call 352-264-6835. 

Citizen input can be given at the meeting, or by submitting written comments via mail to the Environmental Protection Department Land Conservation Program (201 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 201/ Gainesville, FL 32601), or email to by October 1, 2010.

 For more information, contact Alachua County Senior Environment Specialist, Susie Hetrick at 352-264-6835 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.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).