Media Release

Phifer Flatwoods Preserve Land Management Planning Meeting

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 2:15 PM
Phifer Hill FlatwoodsALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is hosting a Phifer Flatwoods Preserve Land Management Planning Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the Alachua County Health Department Main Auditorium (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville). The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Phifer Flatwoods Preserve is located in southeast Alachua County, near Grove Park.  The Preserve contains two separate tracts – Phifer Flatwoods and Phifer Addition – which were 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 the County is seeking public input.

Click to view a draft management plan, or a copy of the plan can be requested by calling 352-264-6835.  Citizen input can be given at the meeting, or by submitting written comments by January 16, 2012.

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

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.


  • 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).