Honeymoon Island RV Campground Plan Scrapped!

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Honeymoon Island Camping Plan Scrapped

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday killed a proposal to build a campsite on Honeymoon Island, stunning those who opposed the project.

Capacity crowd opposed to Honeymoon Island Campground
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We want to thank all of you who spoke out, attended the public hearing, wrote letters and stood up for Honeymoon Island and all our State Parks!

Now its time to thank those that listened!! 

  1. First, thank the DEP leadership for listening to the overwhelming voice of the people.

    herschel.vinyard@dep.state.fl.us
    jim.farr@dep.state.fl.us
    Lewis.Scruggs@dep.state.fl.us
    Albert.Gregory@dep.state.fl.us
    Bob.G.Ballard@dep.state.fl.us
    david.worley@dep.state.fl.us

    (paste these email addresses into your email program)

  2. Likewise, thank Gov. Rick Scott for changing direction.

    http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/ 


  3. Thanks are due to members of our legislative delegation who rallied in support of Honeymoon Island!

    fasano.mike.web@flsenate.gov
    james.frishe@myfloridahouse.gov 
    latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov
    richard.corcoran@myfloridahouse.gov
    ed.hooper@myfloridahouse.gov



  1. Stay Involved!! 

    Gov. Scott has instructed DEP and the Florida Park Service to meet with local communities, state park citizen support organizations and other park stakeholders before formally proposing the addition of amenities or services, including family camping, at any state parks. Find and join your

Media coverage: 
On Wednesday, July 6th a state-appointed advisory board expressed their concerns.

Send your thanks to Tallahassee and tell them "Thanks for Listening"!

Send your message to the following (copy and paste the addresses into your email program):

Governor Rick Scott

http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/ (click to send email)

stephen.macnamara@eog.myflorida.com Rick Scott's chief of staff

DEP

In addition, you can contact the Acquisition and Resource Council, the state committee which was scheduled to vote on whatever plan DEP presented to them on August 19th:

ARC MEMBERS & STAFF MEMBERS*

Department of Environmental Protection
Chair Mr. Bob Ballard, Deputy Secretary Designee for Sec. Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. 
M.S. Douglas Building, Room 1021D 
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 44 
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 
Phone (850) 245-2043 Fax (850) 245-2048
 
Mr. Albert Gregory* 
Office of Park Planning 
Division of Recreation and Parks 
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 525 
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 
Phone (850) 245-3051 Fax 245-3074

Mr. Dave Worley* 
Bur. of Watershed Restoration 
Div. of Envir. Assessment & Restoration 
2600 Blair Stone Road, M.S. 3570 
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 
Phone (850) 245-7514   Fax (850) 245-8434
 
Emails, letters or calls to Governor's ARC Appointees

Ms. Vickie Larson Ecospatial Analysts, Inc. 
475 Robin Hood Drive 
Merritt Island, Florida 32953 
Phone (321) 403-5147 
Larson1fl@aol.com

Dr. Peter Frederick 
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 
110 Newins-Ziegler Hall 
P.O. Box 110430 
University of Florida 
Gainesville, FL 32626 
Phone (352) 846-0565   Fax (352) 392-6984
pfred@ufl.edu

Mr. William Howard Gregg 
Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department 
275 NW 2nd Street, Suite 544 
Miami, FL 33128 Phone (305) 755-7877

Mrs. Elizabeth "Lyssa" Ball 
1649 Osceola Street 
Jacksonville, FL 32204 
Phone (904) 398-4006
lyssa.ball@gmail.com

Letters to the Editor of the St. Petersburg Times
http://www.sptimes.com/letters/

Other Coverage
http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/index.cfm?catid=61
 
Related... Just search Honeymoon Island at the St. Petersburg Times website and you'll find much more about the recent history of decision making and efforts at Honeymoon Island. 
 
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/honeymoon-islands-irresistible-appeal-keeps-it-floridas-most-visited-park/1147845
 
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/article982891.ece
 
http://www.tampabay.com/news/article1021783.ece
 
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/eagle-family-thrives-on-pinellas-honeymoon-island/994493
 
http://www.tampabay.com/components/video/?v=30628843001
 
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/talk/content/your-pics-ospreys-honeymoon-island
 
http://www.sptimes.com/2005/02/12/Northpinellas/No_boat_ramp_for_Hone.shtml
 
 
 
DEP Response
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/thursdays-letters-legislation-reverses-progress-on-cuba/1177907
 
 
TV Coverage
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_north_pinellas/dunedin/honeymoon-island-state-park-is-one-of-four-identified-as-potential-campgrounds

Thanks to Suncoast Sierra Club, FNPS and others for providing contact info!



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Dave Kandz,
Jul 1, 2011, 5:58 AM
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