Myakka River Management Coordinating Council

meeting Myakka River Management Coordinating CouncilIt’s all about protecting and making the Natural Resources of the Myakka River available to YOU! Preservation and proper management are the first steps towards guaranteeing a multi-generational and accessable resource available for generations to come.

The Myakka River Management Coordinating Council (Council) was established in 1985, by the Myakka River Wild and Scenic Designation and Preservation Act (Section 258.501, Florida Statutes) (Designation Act) to provide interagency and intergovernmental coordination in the management of the river. The Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) appoints new members to the Council. Council membership includes staff of state agencies, local governments, regional planning councils, agricultural interests, environmental organizations, landowners, businesses, and other stakeholders as deemed advisable by the Department.

scientist Myakka River Management Coordinating CouncilThe Council holds three meetings per year to review and make recommendations on all proposals for amendments to the Designation Act, Myakka Wild and Scenic River Management Plan, Chapter 62D-15, Florida Administrative Code, Myakka River Wild and Scenic River Rule (Rule), as well as on other matters which may be brought before the Council by the Department, any local government, or any member of the Council. The Council can then render its non-binding advisory opinion to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Department, and affected local governments.

For information or questions concerning the MRMCC contact:
Natalie Balcer, Environmental Specialist II
Myakka Wild and Scenic River Management Program
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
Fax (941)483-5941

One Response to “Myakka River Management Coordinating Council”

  1. Just wanted you to know Stacia Hetrick has moved upward to yet another more challenging position.
    The new person heading things up for the MRMCC (Myakka Wild and Scenic River Management Program) is Natalie Balcer. Natalie has also been a delight to work with and quick to respond to any question or need that arises.
    Love the site. Lots of good stuff here!

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