Media Release

Buck Bay Flatwoods Preserve Management Planning Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:30 AM

Buck Bay Flatwoods PreserveALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department invites residents to the Buck Bay Flatwoods Preserve Management Planning Meeting on Tuesday March 31, 2015, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Office (408 W. University Avenue, Suite 106, Gainesville).

Alachua County acquired approximately 464 acres located at 6502 North County Road 225 in Gainesville, within the Alachua County Forever Buck Bay Flatwoods Project. The property was acquired to protect, preserve, and enhance the unique natural resources found there, and to provide an enjoyable and educational passive recreation experience. A management plan is being developed for the property, and citizen input is requested.

View/download the Management Plan Draft (PDF).

A paper or electronic copy of the plan may be requested by calling 352-264-6835. Citizens may provide input at the meeting, or by submitting written comments via mail or email to the Environmental Protection Department Land Conservation Program by April 10, 2015.

Written comments should be mailed to:
Alachua County Forever Program
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department
408 W. University Avenue, Suite 106
Gainesville, FL 32601

For more information, contact Alachua County Senior Environmental Specialist Susanna Hetrick at 352-264-6835 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).