Media Release

Barr Hammock Preserve Public Meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:15 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Environmental Protection Department invites citizens to a public meeting to solicit input on the stewardship and public use of the Barr Hammock Preserve. The meeting is on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan Hall, Episcopal Church of the Mediator (501 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy).

Alachua County, has acquired an 86 acre addition to Barr Hammock Preserve, bringing the total acreage of the Preserve to 5,719. The property was acquired to protect, preserve and enhance the unique natural and cultural resources found on the property and to provide an enjoyable and educational passive recreational experience. 

Click to view the Draft Management Plan. A copy of the plan may be requested by calling 352-264-6848.

Citizen input can be given at the meeting or by submitting written comments by Friday, March 30. Comments can be emailed (, or mailed (Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Attention: Kelly McPherson, 408 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601).

For more information, contact Alachua County Sr. Environmental Specialist, Kelly McPherson at 352-264-6848 or


  • 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).