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Public Invited to Comment on Fisheating Creek Wetlands Restoration

Gainesville, FL., May 28, 2014– The Natural Resources Conservation Service invites public comment until June 17 on the proposed wetland restoration of 34,000-acres of ranchland in Fisheating Creek watershed located in Highlands County between Sebring, Fla., and State Road 70.

The Draft Environmental Assessment analyzes the impacts of the restoration activities and alternatives.  The assessment is available from Angelique Bochnak, senior scientist, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, 404 SW 140th Terrace, Newberry, FL 32669, 352-332-3318, ext. 2616, or email

For more information on the NRCS easement program, contact Roney Gutierrez, state easement program manager, 352-338-9502.


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