COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Organizations including the Miami-Dade County Parks Department and the National Park Service, are looking for public input for the River of Grass Greenway master plan.
The greenway is a proposed 75-mile multi-use, non-motorized, paved pathway across the Florida Everglades, between Miami and Naples. It's aimed at providing a recreational and alternative transportation corridor for cycling, walking, wildlife viewing and experiencing the natural beauty of the Everglades like never before.
A series of three five-day regional community workshops, geographically distributed at locations along the corridor, are being held to allow for citizen participation.
Workshops are happening through Saturday at Edison State College's Collier Campus, Building J – Conference Room J-103 /J-104, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113. Anyone who wants to give an opinion on the project can attend Wednesday or Thursday, 1-4 p.m. or 5-8 p.m, or Saturday, 10-2 p.m.
More meetings will be held February 26 – March 2 at Everglades City Hall, 102 Broadway E., Everglades City, FL 34139.
In addition to these series of community workshops, feedback is also being accepted at www.RiverofGrassGreenway.org.
The ROGG project website invites contributors to learn more about the project, share new ideas, upload photos, expand upon existing ideas, and give feedback on initiatives, working with the Project Team on a variety of topics related to the project online anytime, anywhere.
Feedback from this website will be used by the project sponsors, first to review research done ahead of the project, and to generate feedback on plans.
This project is funded through a Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks grant to the National Park Service (NPS) and is managed by Miami-Dade County Parks through a cooperative agreement with NPS.